Gecko or not Gecko?
You may have seen my recent Elephant stop motion video that I completed last month.
Well, this month I drew a Gecko!
Gecko has been more difficult than Elephant. I have drawn & painted Elephant multiple times and I know the face, shading, tones very well. Whereas this is the first time I have drawn Gecko. The dots started off very architecturally to get his shape, and then it became more and more organic as each layer adds more texture.
I found it quite hard to know when to stop with Gecko, I could have added more and more layers, but there comes a time when I have to say, it's done and that time is when I can see the character expressed in my animal. So, he's cute Gecko!
And now onto another pointilism journey - I might be dotty, but I'm going for a familiar design again - a mandala...sneak peak here:
Sending you all kind thoughts, Sophie. :-)