First I drew my initial sketches on paper. I used http://www.thewomblesbooks.com/ as a reference.
By combining white acrylic paint and modelling paste I start to fill in The Wombles fur.
Here you can see the textured effect the modelling paste creates.
I then start adding watercolour on face, hands etc
I've taken a close up of Great Uncle Bulgaria's shoes and Madame Cholet's pinafore, so I can show you how I did them.
On the slippers do a base wash of yellow and once that is dry do lines of different shades of brown all in water colour.
On the pinafore do a wash in pink watercolour and then in acrylic do a collection of three pink dots and a green line at each.
So I then started on the background of my canvas. Using green card I cut a hill shape, which would cover half of my canvas. After visiting the Warhammer shop I used their glade grass to cover the green card. In hindsight I should of just got grass effect card or felt,
I painted a 12"x12" cavas, using blue aryclic and then glued it all together.
From this angle you can see I used half a water bottle, painted silver as a bin. I had to glue gun this in place, which seems to work. I decided to put The Wombles motto 'Make good use of bad rubbish' as a sign on the outside of the bin. Also on Great Uncle Bulgaria's hat and scarf I used tartan pattern paper instead of painting it.
What you think?