Quick doodle, planning for illustrated book, Sam doing his tables, watched by Lucy, pencil in S&B sketchbook
Sam is nearly 5 and addicted to maths (I'd think he must be a changeling if he wasn't the image of his father!) so I thought I'd do a times tables book for him with illustrations.
He was working out the odds on horse racing with his grandfather last week - having asked what the numbers 10:1 onscreen meant. We were working out what happened if you put £3, £8, £10 etc on instead and what your winnings would be - he rattled off the answers. Maybe not quite the way his teachers intended tables to be learned!
This is a preliminary doodle, thinking how to go about designing the book.
And these ............
Then - to work in watercolour? gouache? coloured pencil? a mix of all?
I'm planning to continue the essential elements series - but life at the moment is rather hectic with family health issues and hospitals, so not much time for either that or large paintings hence the shortage of posts here lately :>( These I can work on anywhere.