Pretzel & Buttons

In the last few months of 2015 I had the pleasure of doing a private commission of a mini children's book for a newlywed husband from his wife, to celebrate their first married Christmas. She wrote a story of their two cats traveling around the world, looking for their mom and dad. Of course, this was right up my alley.

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I began with her words, planning out the flow of the book with tiny thumbnail sketches, then moving on to tighter pencil sketches.

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The final art is watercolor on Arches 300lb cold press paper (my favorite at the moment). It was a joy to do this project, and I loved every minute of it.

More of the final art can be seen in the Illustration section of my website, here.