The black and white contour drawing put down flat with fabric atop and here we go. I try to get the eyes in right away so the animal comes alive. Some basic facial features are all that's painted here. The rest you see is the under fabric contour drawing. I will sometimes do a small version of a piece ( to work out the kinks) and then a larger version...likely to be done on this image.
Finally home to quilt and finish. Mostly white threads , some taupe, and light gray.. all 40 wts.
Quilting the horse motifs came pretty natural... sweeping slightly curved lines with graceful beginnings and endings wherever possible. The background brought a new challenge. I needed something more than a knock down filler.... it would be boring to do that. So I settled on an alternate fill/no fill pattern on parallel wavy lines moving horizontally. Sometimes things work out! Click on photos for enlarged view.