i’m so excited to introduce a dream project of mine come to fruition! when australian company bunificent got in touch with me for a bunny watercolor illustration for new product packaging, i jumped at the chance. i’ve been a long-time follower of the adorable butterycups on instagram & a vocal bunny lover for even longer.
i started with a few pencil sketches so the client could pick the expression that works best. i used prima marketing watercolors to get the perfect shades of fawn & cream to build up his fur. the circle around him was replaced with a digital version for a sleeker look.
the paints i used
bunificent specializes in treats, toys, and accessories for small pets. we worked together on a realistic watercolor illustration for a buttercup-inspired hay topper “Featuring Buttercups favourite ingredients: Chamomile flowers, Fennel Seeds, Rose Buds & Calendula Flowers”. my boy pippin (shown below with a quick pencil portrait i did of him) loves their hay toppers & can’t wait to try this one!
view the portfolio page | bunificent.com
i’ve just launched a new class, painting watercolor seascapes! & for just this week, you can take it for free! happy labor day!
free (this week only!): http://skl.sh/2iW1Cxn
in this class, we’ll go over wave anatomy & color swatches, and do quick studies of different types of seascapes from crashing waves and calm reflections, and learn to create sparkling waters and foam patterns. armed with all these skills, we’ll walk through step by step a completed watercolor seascape!
hope to see you there!
p.s. check out my other classes, too! learn to paint watercolor crystals,
* finishing up some sea studies for my newest @skillshare class! hope your long weekend sunday is full of coffee & relaxation 😌#wp
gearing up for the holiday market f.a.d.weekend market !! i’ll be there with watercolor prints — if you’re in Brooklyn make sure to stop by !!
working on a new skillshare class . . .
working on a chunky knit seafoam green pillow cover with some watercolor seashells to match
a quick illustration of my baby pup at home for national dog day
stretching my sketching muscles with icy blue & green florals
en plein air lake erie sunset from a long weekend in my hometown
vacation winery sketch
en plein air sketch of the freedom tower
painting of the week, for the word “split”
painting of the week, for the word “lattice”
painting of the week, for the word “guide”
painting of the week, for the word “permanent”. (i struggled with this word, but finally ended up with this as the only permanent thing i could think of: change)
star studies / a sneak peek of the upcoming skillshare class that i’m working on !
the painting a week is still going strong! here are a few of my favorites from the past few months & the words that go along with them —
& a knitted galaxy for fun !
happy new year !
i have big exciting news! i illustrated a children’s book !!
now, if you search for erin kate archer on amazon, it pops up !!
the title is finbar & fiona and is the story of an adorable kitten (fiona) who tries her best to befriend her family’s houseplant. (&its also available at barnes&noble)
here’s a little sneak peek! the illustrations were done in one of my favorite styles, in ink & watercolor.
i really enjoyed the process & would love to do this again if the opportunity presents itself!
the author & i are hoping to do a few book signings here on the east coast of the US, if you’re interested in keeping updated on that just let me know !
p.s. also, i’ve created a facebook page to share my work for those that prefer it over blogs. if you’re interested, you can check it out here !
a friend & i started a “painting a week” challenge — we pick a word each week & use whatever medium we like to portray it & post the result on sundays !
if you’re following my instagram, this will be old news but here are the past few weeks work:
“citrus” — grapefruit in ink & watercolors
“flight” — gold tipped wings in pen
“wave” in watercolors
“break” — daybreak in oils on canvas
“starlight” — snowy mountains in watercolors
“sleep” — coffee & reading in bed
if you’re interested in the other half of the challenge, check out claireisaherman on instagram !