Great Expectations Day 43


Another day of reading and working on my illustration. I’m a little further along. I don’t usually like to show people my “work-in-progress” of anything I work on… portraits, altered books, illustrations, graphic design work. The reason why is because it usually looks bad at certain points, just because it’s not complete. And I think people are thinking, “it’s going to look like THAT?” I’d rather wait and show the finished product. So this is a little hard for me to do. But this is a year for trying new things, right?

Pip and Mr Pumblechook stand outside the gate at Miss Havisham’s house. A beautiful young lady lets Pip in, but not Mr P. (He’s not invited!) Pip describes the outside front yard as he walks with the young lady toward the house:
– clean, paved courtyard but has grass growing in the cracks
– brewery next door butts right up to the property
– the brewery side doors are wide open to reveal an empty inside

The young lady talks to Pip a little. She tells him nothing has been brewed in that brewery for a long time. She also tells him that Miss Havisham’s house is named Manor House but it’s also sometimes called Satis, which means enough.

I discovered that I do not like trying to paint thin lines with a paint brush! I don’t have the eyesight or hands for that. I’m talking about the white line (paint) work. I prefer the sketchy look of a drawn thin line. Next time, I will see if I can find a white paint pen or marker to use for the thin line work. Or else scan and do that part in Photoshop. That always works nicely. See you tomorrow!


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