This is Sophie, the flying squirrel! I am particularly proud of this illustration because I had fun throughout the whole process. I've not done a completely traditional illustration in way too long, and I felt completely unrestricted with medium. I ended up using a mixture of acrylic, gesso, pastel and colored pencil.
It all goes well, I will be working on developing Sophie's story into a children's book this summer.
These are two hour landscape and cloud studies that I painted recently. One was at the beach and the other was out my window on a rainy morning. I've been really interested in painting with the palate knife, it's a fun for playing with clouds.