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Busying Around Ready to Paint a Big Massive Hare!

That's it! I've decided to really go outside my painting size comfort zone. Now "big" to me is A3 as I am usually an 8x10 inch kind of girl. Also I can't go bigger than A3 as my scanner won't take it and I want to be able to scan my artwork and make cards and possible prints in the future.

That's it!  I've decided to really go outside my painting size comfort zone.

Now "big" to me is A3 as I am usually an 8x10 inch kind of girl. Also I can't go bigger than A3 as my scanner won't take it and I want to be able to scan my artwork and make cards and possible prints in the future.

The reason - this absolutely gorgeous Indian Hare.

My latest muse - a glorious Indian Hare

My latest muse - a glorious Indian Hare[/caption]

I purchased her image from a royalty free site along with 4 others yesterday - blowing £30 but so worth it don't you think?

These are th eother hare images I bought - so excited to use these in future works...

These are the other hare images I bought - so excited to use these in future works...[/caption]

I printed her this morning - she slurped up a tonne of ink but I don't care! I want to see large details...

Hare printing this morning

Hare printing this morning[/caption]

Lately I have been painting a few hares for a client and so I am in hare "groove".

A recent hare commission in watercolour 11x14 inches

A recent hare commission in watercolour 11x14 inches[/caption]

The thing is - now I have her printed and ready to go and feel I want to do her in pastel and not watercolour I have realised that I am short of yellow pastels....Oh dear - well - any excuse to go and buy a nice new set of the fabulous Unison soft pastels to complement my stash so far:)

I love drawing in graphite, carbon and painting portraits in soft pastels. This is my drawing gear.

I love drawing in graphite, carbon and painting portraits in soft pastels. This is my drawing gear.[/caption]

Unison are the best pastels if you ask me - the way they handle, the shape of them and their colour richness is amazing.

I will be painting this hare on Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Paper in sand - a divine and fine yet gritty surface that accepts soft pastel like a dream.

Now I just have to get myself all set up as I had put all my pastels away after having a painting day with 3 lovely ladies this week.

My large reference photo - on wall and ready to roll!

My large reference photo - on wall and ready to roll![/caption]

Watch this space:)

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My animals are created individually by me using only Epson archival paper and ink and printer. I do not mass produce.

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