Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Felt Bear Ears

My son wanted to be Brother Bear for a school project so I made bear ears out of felt. I covered a headband and this is the result. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Patrilia and the Monster

So I've been writing about Patrilia since I was a senior in high school. I even did my senior thesis in college on her, but it wasn't until the past few years that the monster showed up. They are best friends. A very good friend of mine encouraged me to write and illustrate a book about them and I tried, but didn't get very far, and she is the only one who has read it. Anyway in a scene where Patrilia and the monster have just met they are in the woods picking elderberries. So I'm not that happy with it but here is my progress. I'm learning as I go.

Ink and watercolors

I am a huge Studio Ghibli fan and I love seeing not only the art of the movies but the fan art people create too. I always love the Totoro art and finally decided to try to do a Patrilia and Totoro crossover. Of course my Patrilia and Monster aren't famous but they are pretty important to me. So here's my attempt to do something half as good as Studio Ghibli. I used ink and watercolors, then I used oil pastel for the rain.