Tuesday, September 14, 2010

IF: proverb

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

This little polar bear is on a long journey. I'm going on the long journey with him, and together we've only just taken a few baby steps.

I'm putting together a story about this guy to submit to the agent I met at the SCBWI conference. I've done three paintings so far -- and I am happy with them, but I have been going around in circles about the next ones, so for now it is back to the drawing board. um yes, that pun was intended.

I redid this one in my current watercolour style. The original was acrylics:


hope you like!

17 comments:

Anne Curthoys said...

Very cute, nice choice for the topic!

June said...

I take it that is the South pole he has reached! What a great idea.

Carol N. said...

I do like it! Very cute - good luck with the story!

Lisa M Griffin said...

love... sweet lil polar bear. TFS!

janie said...

lovely, fresh and simple. makes me shiver with a smile:)

k.h.whitaker said...

love, love, love the sky, nicely done

Megu Kaneto said...

I love it very much!

Diane Duda said...

he is SO cute!
i'm sure the story will be great. :)

Melissa Arandia - justdoodle said...

Simple elements were used, but the scene is executed really well. Nice work! :)

flossy-p said...

It's great to see the comparison between the acrylic version and the watercolour one. Hands down the watercolour wins! So much more texture, volume, and POP!

Good luck with the rest of your book concept!!!!

Doug said...

I used the same proverb! The watercolor painting is super! Good luck on creating the book.

roberta baird said...

Very cute!
Good luck with your submission!

Axel Zapata said...

How beautiful art, I like your line.

Axel Zapata said...

How beautiful art, I like your line.

Axel Zapata said...

How beautiful art, I like your line.

MiKa Art said...

Wow, both of them (Acrylic and Watercolor) are beautiful! I love especially the watercolor's sky and cloud.

lil kim said...

oooh, thanks everyone! Glad that the watercolour version is winning - phew!