A few months ago flossy-p wrote about an awesome dream she had, and that was the beginning of our creative swap! I made her a painted illustration of the dream, and she made me the most fabulous little bag in the world. Flossy-p just got her package from me, so here is the final illustration:
spiders + chocolate pudding, watercolor and ink on arches 140lb hot press paper, 10"x7"
This is the first time I made a larger painted version of my characters. I mostly do them really tiny. Here are two previous stages of the illustration to give a better sense of how I build up colors/lines:
Almost final :: More color was added to the character, you can mostly see it in her hair.
The beginning :: I really liked the sky in this, but wanted the overall look to be darker so I kept working on it.
Now please, go take a look at the pictures and read about the most fabulous little bag in the world. Those who know me well know that I always have a little bag strapped around me. always. baggage for baggage. just for the essentials: keys, wallet, cell phone, and tiny sketch book of course!