FEBRUARY PORTRAITS – 2/12

2/12, Feb 2015
2/12, Feb 2015

Samuel, a few of his favorite things this month: memory games, building forts, reading time with mom and dad, counting objects, bubble baths, peanut butter, jam and banana sandwiches, orange juice, red peppers, making his sister laugh, drawing his capital letters, painting with watercolors, liking “The Oh Hellos” band.

Nine months old Emma, a few of her favorite things: crawling like a pro, getting up leaning on something and being really proud of herself, clapping, nursing and snuggling with mama, blueberries, chewing on everything (but still no teeth), laughing at her brother, play with her daddy’s beard,  falling asleep in her baby carrier when we’re out and about.

WORK IN PROGRESS

work in progress
work in progress
work in progress
work in progress

I feel like I have been working on this piece forever, actually since the beginning of the month. It’s for an artist collaboration project and I have been working on it little by little while it has been waiting against a wall in between. It’s a quite large illustration (19″x 27″ on Fabriano watercolor paper) so I must like challenges or something.  Anyway, I thought of sharing a little sneak peek of the current stage, wish me luck on getting it done in time! :)

See that little crawling baby around my table?  She is dangerous, I tell you! ;)

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I did this illustration a little while ago planning to turn it into a Thank You card for the Shop.  The January calendar was inspired by it, as you can most certainly tell.  Here is what I used:

✚ Paper: Arches watercolor paper, hot pressed, %100 cotton. You can find them here.

✚ Color: My old Schmincke watercolor pan set. I am usually refilling the color pans using the watercolor tubes, like these ones.

✚ Brush: A Raphael No.2 watercolor brush (a similar here) and a Robert Simmons S51 liner no.0.