I'm playing with pencil, ink, and paint, to figure out the art for the picturebook I'm working on.
Here's a color version (though the values need a bit of tweaking).
Here's a black and white version (I forgot to scan the sketch before painting).
Here's another image, my two dogs.
I like how watercolor isn't 100% controllable (at least not for me) and there are little happy surprises in the paint.
I guess I've figured out how I want the art to look. Next step: 32 pages of sketches, turned to final art.
I'm excited to see how it turns out.
-- Ruth McNally Barshaw