I finally got over that fear of starting a painting,
and have managed to paint the underwater part of the first illustration for the book.
No doubt I'll be adding to that part, but I'm pretty happy with how its looking.
Here's the linework
And here's the painted part so far!
I tell you what, I actually like painting things half in and half out of water... so far.
I haven't got the tones right for above the water just yet.
I'm hoping that if all goes well, this could well be a portfolio piece.
We'll see eh?