Last week I showed the first steps in making a painting for the book I'm working on, What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe? You can view last week's post here.
I left off establishing the color relationships and patterns:
Next I started layering some texture onto the bunny's fur, laying grey highlights over a black foundation:
This is the finished painting. I tightened up the edges, finished off the textures, and filled in the remaining colors:
Here is the poem that goes with this illustration:
Jack’s blanket was stained,
it was damp,
it was done,
A mere ghost of a blanket,
made pale from the sun.
The fabric had worn,
a soft gauze to the touch.
Jack gave it a squeeze
for he loved it so much.