Thursday, April 16, 2009
Going through some old folders of art and copies, I came across this color copy of a gouache painting I did back in September 1993. I haven't been able to track down the original yet. At the time I was working at my second full-time apparel job, doing kids activewear at Dadco Fashions, in the Empire State Building. I mainly worked on a line called Kids For Animals, so I got to draw lots of animals and dinosaurs and naturally had reference books lying around. (pre-internet folks!). At the end of one day, I picked up some gouache paints that were around, but had never been used, and started painting from a photo of a tree frog in one of the books. I didn't do any pencil under-drawing on this one.