So this month I finally got around to finishing off the WIP I had for the month of April.

I managed to get the wolf printed out on some very heavy linen textured paper, where I proceeded to first paint an underpainting in various shades of red. I chose a red as I knew I was going to finish off the piece in mostly cool grey tones. Choosing a warm tone for the underpainting of a primarily cool toned final painting is pretty much Underpainting 101. Once everything was dry, I went to town and finished off the painting.

Keep in mind when viewing this piece, that it is the same size as a business card, so detail can be a problem, AND I chose a style that would be very textured in appearance. All in all, I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Now all I need to do is track down a geocaching tag to make this a trackable item. It looks like for this to work, I’m going to have to hole punch this thing. Probably in the bottom left or right corner. Hopefully I know someone who is big into arts and crafts, and has a eyelet punch I can borrow, as I think I might want the extra durability if I want this item to last for any length of time.