I don’t know how many years ago that a person in the Upper MidWest gave Julie the spider monkey skull.
I haven’t forgotten, I just never asked.
Last year I drew the front of the skull.
Now I have drawn the side view.
Here is the start-to-finish, in intervals of an hour or two.
First comes the sketch.
The drawing is then transferred to bristol board, using home-made graphite “carbon paper”.
Shadows are indicated.
Starting to work in color.
More shadows, more color, picking out details.
Burnish colors, final detail picking-out, insert initials and date.