This is my current project an is an example of my Kid's Custom Art offering. Note that I did not replace the 'C' with a 'K' in Custom. That would be wrong.
Here is the original art.
This is a close up of the mouth. I've used Costwold and Mohair. The Cotswold keeps the Mohair from slipping all over the place.
This is important when you work with linen, which is slippery on it's own.
It's important to take the backing off and rotate it when you have areas that radiate out.
If you watch kids draw, they do this naturally and turn the paper often. It's sort of a pain, but the radius will flow much more effectively then if you try and approach it all at once.
This is more of the design. In the end it will be about 22 by 25 inches. Maybe a bit more.
Close up that I just thought was kinda cool.