Saturday, August 07, 2010

How I Became a Bug

My first project after baby, creating a portrait for myself to go on the Story Book Bugs website.  I've actually tried hashing this out for a while with mixed results.

I was trying too hard. I decided to start over and keep it simple. And I got this:
I LOVE her! After playing around with color choices for a bit...

(these are completely blown out by my scanner, btw)
I decided to go with the orange version, considering how many orange creatures I have on my blog and website.  Might as well be consistent!  I then took the plunge and got out the waterproof ink and watercolors. I'm pretty happy with the final result.

Soon the Story Book Bugs will have a gallery of bug portraits. It should be fun!


  1. Your new Storybook Bugs site is great. Nice collection of illustrators!

  2. Cute! Love how you created the artistic frame. Thanks for sharing.


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