...sobre la tela de una araña

 4 x 3 in watercolor, pen and pencil on paper

4 x 3 in watercolor, pen and pencil on paper

Elephants swinging on a spider's web.  Mighty spider web!  And so the song I learned as a kid goes, and every time I post, it gets stuck in my head.  

It is all for a good cause, more elephant friends.  This set is full of the observers and thinkers.  They are a bit older than the others, you notice it in their attitudes and even their skin.  The palette while is complementary with oranges and blues, has a gray tint that makes them look older.

This process has been very experimental and playful.  I very much enjoyed it.  I sat down with my small drawings, divided them into groups of 4 and chose different color palettes for each group.  Painted different parts of the same color at a time, and waited for them to dry.  While those were drying I was able to add details on the older batch with white pen and pencil shadowing.  It all felt very productive.