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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Work in Progress of the Siamese Easter Bonnet Illustration.

Work in Progress of
~Siamese Easter Bonnet~

`I sketch the image in pencil and then outline the drawing using ink. This is going to be a 5x7 painting that will be matted to fit an 8x10.

I usually start with the background color.  I wet some areas with water before adding the watercolor.

Here I started painting some of the areas where I knew exactly what color I wanted to use. This helps me with adding colors later on to really make the illustration pop.

Here I got ahead of myself a little with adding the white fur detail on the chest and belly.

While painting the easter egg, I started adding yellows to the flowers and tips of the leaves. This makes the leaves have a nice highlight when you apply the greens.

I then painted the dark green areas before working my way up to the lighter shades. Decided to add an extra butterfly on the bonnet. The final touches are always the highlights in white, and then any thin lines such as whiskers are inked in along with my signature.  Once this is dry, I apply varnish for added protection. I use acrylic gloss varnish that really makes the colors stay vibrant with depth. 

Once the varnish was dry, I matted it in black to fit an 8x10 Frame.

Original is available here:

Prints can be found on my website here:

If you have any questions, please let me know! :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My official website is now live!

It is still a work in progress and hope to have around 500+ images of my work uploaded this week.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This is my latest illustration for the Tiny Adventure book. I used Gouache on watercolor paper. It measures 5x7 Inches but will be matted to fit an 8x10. Original Painting is already sold but prints are available.