And then I asked the question, what if the number of eyes equals the age of the alien? I sketched and sketched ideas in thumbnails. I had lots of thumbnails but only room in the exhibit and time for 3 paintings.
What I like about the adult puzzle is it is really hard. The picture has lots of variations of the same or similar blue. It is kind of fun to put a puzzle together of a painting that you did. I had flash backs of: “oh, that’s got to be where he is standing because I went a little more green in that blue there” moments. You know?
What does a giraffe look like? I need an apple for a practice technique. What kinds of coral are in the ocean and which shapes do I like best? These are just some of the times in the recent past I’ve searched for reference photos on Google.