I always practice drawing, in my sketch pad. Looking for those shadows that say sheep, the values. I love the texture of sheep, their shape :)... and I guess because the Lord is my Shepherd, I consider myself one of His sheep. I just love sheep. I practice, until my brush strokes and shading and lines say SHEEP
More practice. I use a soft drawing pencil just to get the shape, then pick up my #8 round watercolor brush and put in shadows... softening edges... and laying texture. Sometimes I like my practice better than my final. It is fresh and crisp and not worked over.
Here is one of the cards... this was mostly black and white, with subtle greys.
Here is the final package... I really enjoyed the project, and now I know more about drawing and painting sheep... will have to try and do a big one :)