I made it just in time to post for this week's Illustration Friday challenge "Storm". My guess is it's in light of the storms in the North East - I drew some inspiration from the pictures folks back home have been posting.
It feels great (albeit a little pathetic) to have tackled my first gouache piece since college! I'm also looking forward to more now that I've dusted off most of the cobwebs. Hooray!
See the sketch for this below in my More Mermaids blog post!
I decided I wanted to draw some cute little birds today... The cheeky little guy below felt good without color and then I decided I wanted to have a free for all with crazy bird colorings in the badass-skateboarding-parakeet and snarky-parrot - or as my friend Brian referred to him as "mosh-bird" haha (I was totally unaware of this mosh-girl phenomenon but it's hilarious) Thanks Brian Dunnigan for illustrating that so perfectly!
I had to draw the smirky little look from this guy...
Also I think this could be a fun coloring book page.. New project idea???
I try to remind myself every so often that I can draw things realistically... Realistically adorable that is.