Initial photo and sketch
Sketch from photograph. Crop image aesthetically for better design on canvas. Transfer design to canvas.
After completing an initial sketch I transferred this image on a non-flexible board
Still laying bricks...I have never been this immersed in a painting. Thought this would be monotonous, but there is something therapeutic about building this structure brick by brick.
After all the sculpting, carving and sanding, painting begins. It feels like a coloring book because I have already worked out all the design and composition and I am filling in the colors. I can see why the adult coloring books are so therapeutic and relaxing