So, I am finding that on the weekends it is becoming a bit tough to get two days posted for the challenge. I also really wanted to participate in Illustration Friday this week, "baby" is such a great, open theme!
What I have been working on this weekend is the above illustration "Farm Baby". I have wanted to do a farm scene and when the IF topic came up, everything just clicked into place. As far as favorites go, one of my wonderful childhood memories growing up in Maine was visiting a friend of mine who lived on a farm. We were able to feed lots of different animals... cows, chickens and pigs, and had all sorts of adventures in the barn at her house. Truly, one of my favorite ways to spend the summer as a young girl.
I created this illustration entirely in prismacolor on a new paper that I have discovered, Cartiera Magnani Hot Press. I had intended to do a wash of watercolor first, but after experimenting on a piece, I just loved the softness it brought out in the colored pencils. The stock is lovely, soft, durable and feels like brushed cotton. I am in love and will be sure to order more.
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