Cover of the March/April 2014 issue of Somerset Studio Magazine.
I first sketched everything out for size. I then painted the puppets on white watercolor paper with gouache and a little colored pencil for definition, then cut them out. I painted the lady puppeteer on the tan paper with gouache, Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof White Paint and then went in with a little colored pencil. I glued the puppets on and came in at the end with more foliage at the bottom.
The tan paper used for the background is Cartiera Magnani - Annigoni (100% cotton)
The white paper for the puppets is Cartiera Magnani - Aquerello (100% cotton)
I used gouache and Dr Martin’s Bleed Proof White Paint as well as some Prisma colored pencils.