The last few days have been brilliant as I set up position in the middle of the living room. I've been surrounded by rulers, bits of paper, scissors, sellotape, sketch books while I design a new paper theatre that i've been thinking about for the last 2 months. It's more in keeping with traditional paper theatres, so is rectangular rather than circular. The circular format is nice but it's a problem when it comes to installing things into it and you have no base on which to place things.
Here's a page from my sketchbook.
The line drawing produced after numerous sketches
A digitally coloured rough it to get an idea of what general colours to use
There's a story to go with the theatre and i'm hoping to make the sea creature moveable, which might take some fiddling around and prototypes.
I also managed to finish off one small commission, a hair painting to go with the season:
I have another week off work in which to make a start on the theatre and work out what i'm doing next year!