Decisions, decisions

I’ve been looking at Marmite for a long time, wondering how to finish the background.  The greens seemed too similar in tone to the grey of the ears.

This is a commission but the client has not requested any particular background colour.  My only instruction was “Not pink”!

I decided to try a different background colour – orange – and immediately didn’t like it. I quite like the deep red of the beads (draped over the work in the image) but then wondered if the usual ‘solid’ background of ‘stuff’ would detract from the detail I’ve not put in yet, like hairs sticking out on the ears.

So now I’m thinking of going for a textured scrumpled tissue paper background (like on Timothy Tortoise) which will allow Marmite’s details to show up more clearly. Might also revert to green??

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4 Responses to Decisions, decisions

  1. Loren says:

    Imho, grass green background of stuff.

  2. Hilary Lazarus says:

    How stunning what size is this? HIL

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  3. Caro says:

    Hi Jane, excellent facial expression! Again I got lost in zooming in on the wonderful and witty details. (Only the gun made me shudder for a second.) I bet Marmite himself would love to be in greeeen nature in any case. I like the idea of scrumpled green paper! I’m very curious how you will decide. Many greetings from Germany!

  4. Caro says:

    Or some cold sky blue because its a breed who probably loves ice?

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