January 17, 2011

"Wipe Out!" Mouse

“Wipe Out!” Mouse
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Strathmore Illustration board.
Edges painted black
January 2011
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While his sweetheart watched, Marshall Mouse showed off his ice skating skills with a special triple jump. Then as he came down his toe caught a very thin place in the ice, and “Whammmm!” he wiped out in the snow at the edge of the ice puddle, causing Marsha to laugh hysterically and Marshall’s face to redden with embarrassment.

I used Strathmore Illustration board, with most of my design done in colored pencil, I used acrylic paint in a wash technique much like watercolor and then I added acrylic highlights and accented the darks.  It is finished it with a few coats of acrylic varnish and the edges are painted black for a nice finished presentation look.