A 12" x 24" board was gessoed, and a thin layer of Fiber Paste was applied.
A favorite creature of choice, the enigmatic giraffe, was sketched on the board. This particular giraffe is of the Reticulated variety, and her name is Jasiri.
Another layer of Fiber Paste was applied with palette knives, sculpting the giraffe, and starting to 'raise' her from the background. Parts of her anatomy, like the nose, are getting thicker paste layers to 'force' the perspective a bit.
Two more layers of paste trowled on. I'm going to need a cement truck full of Fiber Paste at this rate. I wonder if they sell it by the tanker full.
And since I like working on a black background to create a somewhat 'batik' look.....
Her raised outline is my guide now. Tomorrow I'll chalk in some more guidelines.