Sep 18, 2009
Welcoming - finished
"Welcoming" | watercolor, ink, acrylic | 2009
As I sat inking and painting this piece I thought of Beatrix Potter. I have always adored her work and her stories. About a year ago I watched the film created to tell her story and fell even more in love with her work. Whether her personality was as whimsical as the movie made it out to be, or not, I like to think it was. It shows in her work, and as one who illustrates the imaginary as well, we tend to be animated and whimsical. I hold her as one of the stars I look up to when created illustrations for children, especially those with animals.
I'm pleased with how this piece turned out. And even tho it's finishing touches weren't done in time for Illustration Friday, I'm glad to have finished it today. :)