I had this design brewing in my mind over the last couple of days, and tried sketching it out a few times. I imagined it in realistic colours, but when I went to paint it I decided to use cyan, magenta, yellow and black gouache for fun. After all, that is what this sketchbook is all about – experimentation. My original design is a longer rectangle, so there should be at least 3 full circles in the bottom segment – having just two makes it look like binoculars. Perhaps I will try this again with a totally different look another time.
I took the day off today, just to spend more time with the kids, so of course I had to paint this while the kids were painting nearby. Note to self: that doesn’t work very well. I didn’t get a picture of my two-year-old, but he was wearing green pajamas and an apron, and had painted both hands and part of his face green. I did get a picture of my four-year-old:
And she took some pictures of me.