As I mentioned here, a while back I stumbled across the work of Kimika Hara. Her work has me thinking about how I approach color. My approach to animals has mostly been what I would call more naturalistic, tending toward the specific colors one might actually find on said animal. But–why not play with other colors?
So here goes. I started with a base of two strands of floss in fairly tame, natural colors (except on the animals’ faces, where I used a single strand):
I started with single strands of blues and purples in shadowed areas, and gold and peach where the light would hit.
So far I like it, but I also think I can go further with it. My instinct was to start relatively small in adding touches of color, but it would also be fun to go wilder. I’ll keep you posted!