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
* finishing up some sea studies for my newest @skillshare class! hope your long weekend sunday is full of coffee & relaxation 😌#wp
i was lucky enough to spend the last week in iceland! i made a point to do a few travel illustrations of my favorite spots while i was there – one of my favorite ways to experience a new place! i packed a small notebook of arches watercolor paper, a travel watercolor set, and a few pens for my ink and watercolor illustrations.
above is a shot of me painting at glacier lagoon !
& glacier lagoon at the end, although not quite complete as the layers began to frost. (you can see this even in this picture on the bottom right of the page!)
a view of the famous church in reykjavik, hallgrímskirkja.
one of a few waterfalls in south iceland.
the view from the top of hallgrímskirkja (taken at 10am – still dark!)
speed sketch of the outer rivers of blue lagoon – so magical!
i would definitely recommend an iceland visit if you can manage it. even in the dead of winter (we visited in february) the beautiful sights + great people + awesome food made it a definite winner. i hope to return soon !
i’ve just published a new skillshare class, painting watercolor resist crystals! & for this week only, i’m sharing it for free!
crystals are magical, beautiful, & mysterious, and also fascinating from a scientific perspective!
this class will teach you everything you need to know for creating accurate watercolor resist crystals–from basic crystal anatomy to step-by-step instructions on illustrating an example from each of the crystal structures to wet on wet resist techniques & beyond!
i’ll take you along to see all sorts of real life crystals for inspiration at an NYC crystal shop and arm you with reference material (with scientifically accurate sources!) to create your own raw resist crystals!
hope to see you there!