I had lots of images swimming through my head for this one. At first, I was thinking I could go with one of those umbrella style hats until — it got put to the wayside when the following idea popped into my head.
Initially the image started out with a rat in an upturned umbrella. This is a rough sketch I did which was still in the planning stages.
It developed to this - a little rat wearing fisherman-style rain gear.
I sketched it into my sketchbook and outlined with pen, then started to add colour.
I started developing a dark, stormy sky also. I use an orange-yellow undertone for reds as it helps to brighten them.
The end result.
I have to say that I'm loving Scribble Picnic! The weekly themes are motivating me to use my imagination. I never thought I could come up with my own whimsical designs but I'm thrilled to see them come together — from the initial image in my mind to the end result on paper. What fun!
Thanks for hosting this wonderful challenge, Michael.
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Next week's theme will be LANTERN. Come join us! To find out how, click HERE.