Rainbow Art Journal – Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ was one of the first chapter books I ever read to myself and I absolutely loved it.  I would often return to it, as an old friend, when I was mooching around for something to read.  I thought it would be apt, therefore, for Mr Fox to appear in the orange section of my Rainbow Art Journal.  I started with a layer of “newsprint” deli paper, partly as a nod to Mr Fox’s textual origins but mostly to cover up some messy ink mess that had bled through from the other side of the page.  The painting of Mr Fox took me no time at all, probably 20 minutes in total, broken down into painting as base layer and then another small dollop of time in which to add some shading and detail.    Having been executed in a bit of a rush, he’s not my best effort but he’ll do.

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