The next completed calendar sketch: 8 fairies and a daisy chain for August. And if you’ve been paying attention and are wondering what happened to 7 fairies for July, this one was supposed to be July. The problem was the composition was at one point quite nicely balanced with 6 fairies, and without re-arranging everything it was easier to remove one fairy and add in three, than to try to put in one more fairy in a space where it didn’t want to go. Fairies… and compositions… are like that sometimes.
The month bit of the calendar will of course go in the middle. Not much room for it, I know, but I’m afraid people will just have to write small in that month, or go away on holiday and not have to write much at all!
I slightly feel this composition could be improved, but only by re-drawing 90% of it, and I’m aware that I still have 5 more sketches to go, 49 more fairies to go, all of the actual ‘colouring in’, be it in paint or pencil and gold leaf, and just the one month or so to do it in. Um. 😀
…so I have decided to believe for the moment that it is ‘fresher’ without re-working it… Now, back to 7 fairies.