The Monsters who wanted my Ice Cream

Artwork details: gouache, graphite pencil, 18 x 18 inches (46 x 46 cm), 2005.

What happens next is anyone's guess...

'The Monsters who wanted my Ice Cream' - painting by nancyfarmer
The Monsters who wanted my Ice Cream

In this picture I painted the whole thing in gouache first, but without the monsters, and they went in last. The monsters are done entirely in graphite pencil - the white and pale areas are where I've removed the paint by scrubbing and scratching the paper.
The only bit that doesn't reproduce quite as in the originals are the darkest areas of pencil - since these are shiny they have picked up some light and appear a little brownish, but overall it reproduced extremely well for such an odd-coloured piece.

'The Monsters who wanted my Ice Cream' - close-up detail
The Monsters who wanted my Ice Cream

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