They’re really funny creatures, giraffes, so why not try painting one? Unlike Mr Hare, I started with a sketch to get the main outline. I think I prefer the freedom that comes with not sketching first, but it is certainly harder and much more can go wrong. With Miss Giraffe here, I also have the initial sketch, which really is just simple, strong lines to make sure I get the shape of the head which is so characterful and unique. Then I started building up the layers of watercolour, keeping it fairly loose and fairly wet. This is very different to Mr Hare and my Sweet Peas, I’m still trying to figure out which style I prefer. I love the Sweet Peas style, but I wonder how well that would transfer to animals in comparison to flowers?