I should have photographed these earlier as the rain returned at 3pm and the sky is dark grey - not great conditions for taking photos. Never mind.
I guess you'll be as fed up with the gorilla as me now ... but basically this is about finished, barring a few tweaks before getting it mounted/framed. Its an odd shape but can't decide whether to frame it 'as is' with neck/chest showing which makes it a taller, thinner picture
or to crop it and not show so much neck so its a more regular shape. David prefers the crop but I guess I'll make the final decision when I talk to the framer
and here are the early stages of Lulu. I'm drawing her on a large sheet of white Derwent Watercolour Paper with the intention of cropping the picture down to square approx 12" x 12". I've tried to crop the photos accordingly
The background looks grey in the photos but that's because of poor light.
Need to do more work on 'the pout' but its coming along much faster than the gorilla ...
Have a good weekend