Monday, August 27, 2018

An impromptu "Hoppy Birthday" card

I went to the store to buy a card for an upcoming birthday. As I went through them I kept thinking either the designs were awful or the saying they printed inside was not the sentiment I would want to send or both. The little voice inside my head whispered "make your own". I'd like to make it a pop up card but I need to send it out so it arrives in time. Basically I don't have time to properly engineer it to be a pop up so I'm going to settle for a stand up card. It's not what I painted this image for but why not? 

Isn't this fun?

I'm experimenting with how much to feature in the cut out portion.  I've decided the best version is one that has most of the head included (not pictured).  This is just one of the versions.  I'm loving the reactions this series evokes when folks see it for the first time.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A gaggle of giggles.

Third and last bunny finished on this particular panel. There is still more to come for this project but I have to work on something else first. You know, when the real world comes knocking kind of thing. 😊 As the famous saying goes, "I'll be back."  Rather, we'll be back.  

Friday, August 10, 2018

An interesting challenge

I know exactly how I would execute this drawing in colored pencil but today's exercise is for the purpose of learning the technique for capturing fur in watercolor. I think the reason I'm really enjoying doing these is because I love working with my rabbits so painting them is a joy.