Just to give you a sense of scale, this is the board that I will soon be working on:
And that's how it looks compared to the usual size boards that I use. That's only a print of the Kookaburra (the original is sold) but the prints are mounted to the same board that the originals are created on, so they are the same size. So, the kookaburra looks very, very tiny, doesn't it?
A lot of people kept asking me if I'd ever considered working on a larger scale (especially at my exhibition), and I always said no. I like working on a smaller scale. In a way, it draws people in. This new piece isn't just to keep those people happy though (don't get me started on that!) - it's purely a challenge for myself.
AND to double the challenge, I'm going large scale + I'm drawing a person. I know that drawing a person isn't such a big deal, but the only people that I've ever drawn were a few pastel portraits that I did as a teenager. But I STILL can't decide whether to go with paint or pencils, so in other words, I'M PROCRASTINATING. I just don't want to screw it up.
Now, I believe the working time on that Kookaburra might have been around the 25 hour mark, so I wonder how long this new piece will take me? Eeep!