Friday, August 16, 2013

New Toys

Exciting news! I got new toys in the mail!
A new watercolor notebook, detail paint brush, and the really exciting part... watercolor pencils and water brushes! the water brush actually holds water inside of it and makes blending the pencils a breeze.
So instead of doing Illustration Friday this week I'm just playing with my new materials.

First time playing with the pencils and water brush, so much fun!!!

I got  a little more controlled with it, I'm loving the outcome!

Okay, I think that's plenty of exclamation points for now. I'm going to be working on another illustration tonight and over the weekend so hopefully by Monday I'll have something really cool to show off.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Illustration Friday


so this week's illustration comes with a little story before the image.
When I saw the topic for this week, I decided to use my little bear character from two weeks ago.
I decided to send him on a jungle adventure, but not in any jungle you might think of. He was off to explore a backyard jungle. His John Lund inspired sweater vest and driving cap give him the genuine explorer look, and you really get a sense of the adventure in his imagination. Meanwhile, the birdbath and fence show you where his adventure is actually taking place.
So without further adieu...

This little Sloth Bear has officially been named Lionel Bernard Kensington, or LB for short. 
I hope for him to be a part of many more illustrations to come.