Why is it that when you are really tired, go to bed really early (ok, so 10:30-10:45), and actually fall asleep before the next day starts...you wake up at least an hour early? I mean, really? I would have loved to go through the day wondering why I was so wide awake and not struggling to stay awake until my next caffeine fix. Hi, I'm Sara, and I'm addicted to caffeine. Actually, back when most people didn't think there was something like chat rooms and my friends and I talked to each other via something called a "haven". Think DOS version of Facebook or Twitter. Dang, I shouldn't share things like that when I still claim to be 28 years old.
Ok, so on to the bunny. I am starting on the body. I am doing it on a separate layer I put below the head layer so that the head fur will overlap the body fur when I'm done. Just trust me, it works better that way. I am also not doing much shading just yet, that I add on later. I am mostly trying to make it look like fur, but have it also just seem really soft since, well, bunnies are pretty much the ultimate cuddly fuzzy critter.
And more done. I am exhausted, but it is really hard to stop painting. I will lay in bed at night thinking about the paintings and often will end up getting up and start painting again if I am having too much trouble falling asleep. That has ended up with me, painting something until my eyes give up and I completely have to give up, or get up for the day. I have painted until about 5:30 or 6:00 in the morning. It makes being a good student and staying awake in class much more difficult, that is for sure.
It will probably be another few days before the bunny is done, but I enjoy working on it. Yes, I get frustrated with not having it look exactly the way I want it to. I just keep going, play with it more and more, and eventually I will get it to where I'm happy with it, or happy enough. I am liking the fur on the right side better than the fur I put in first, and think I will go back over what is the jackrabbit's right leg (our left).
Now, do I go to bed even earlier than I did yesterday and risk waking up at 3:00 in the morning an angry monster I'm not sure anyone would want to be around, or do I stay up until at least midnight and wake up at my normal time? I think I may vote for angry monster.