bear for a baby

One of my friends just had a baby, so I decided to make her a little painting to hang in her nursery.
I’d been doing digital stuff for so long, I forgot how much fun it is to actually paint. With a real paintbrush! Paint! And paper!

I don’t really have a space set up for painting, with my desk space engulfed by the all powerful iMac. So here’s my messy set up on the kitchen table.
Yes, that is an ice-cube tray that has rediscovered life as a palette.
I soon found out that round tables were not made for painting, as I kept on nearly knocking the paint off the edge of the table.
First sketched, then painted a few of the teddy’s little limbs with gouache. This was the first time I’d used gouache in years, and I like it! It’s dries so clean and flat.
Well, I painted the rest so quickly, I didn’t stop to take another pic. And here he is framed and ready to go.

Hope you like it little Luka!


Lissy said...

that is absolutely gorgeous :)

Pickledog said...

Very cute, baby is sure to love it! I completely understand about rediscovering how much fun it is to paint again. Mixing real pigments, holding a brush, and the thrill of no undos with "apple z."

Using the ice-cube tray palette is a great idea!

ilaria said...

soooooooooooooo cuteeeeeee!

corygee said...

that's adorable! i love it!