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The grandparents have come for a visit, and the grandkids enjoy seeing them 'just out of bed' in the morning!
This was done completely with colored pencils on Stonehenge paper. As I was working on this, I took a break to take my mom to the doctor, and a woman walked in who looked exactly like the grandma in the illustration! She was dressed in real clothes and not a bathrobe of course, but it was her. It was kind of weird, in a good way.
Wendelito is working his shift in a Mexican restaurant, serving up some delicious fish tacos. He's sporting a colorful serape (poncho) and sombrero and some comfortable huaraches (sandals). Notice the kitty taking a break in the background (texting?) with his glass of milk on the table, and another senorita kitty waitress passing through the scene.
This piece was rendered with colored pencils and graphite. Many layers of pencil were used to build up the color.
Wendelito is based on my real cat, Wendell, who loved everything to do with food. I'm working on a picturebook dummy with this character.
I'm going back to my traditional colored pencils for these newest pieces. They do take longer to produce, but are so satisfying to do and I love the "look".
I'm using a combination of Prismacolor and Polychromo pencils on Stonehenge paper.
After years of working in traditional media only, I am now making the transition to digital. And I'm loving it!
Using Photoshop, I'm developing what I call a "realistic sketchbook" style. I'm trying to replicate how I draw when I draw from life, using a line drawing then filling in the shapes with painterly color. I'm purposely keeping the look 'loose' and not over-rendering anything. I look forward to developing this style further, and am happy to be able to work faster to meet the needs of my clients.
I will be posting more updates of my new digital adventures on my regular blog, Drawing a Fine Line, so please visit me there to see the latest work!