Wow, this is nerve-wracking, but I'll throw up another blog post. :)
With a new baby in the house, I've been focusing on my adult fantasy novel in the last year or two, and so haven't been as prolific in my art as I'd like, but one interesting turn for me is some of the more detailed and realistic paintings that I've tried my hand at, along the lines of the lion image I've shown here (which is based off a reference photo). I've really enjoyed it and think that it's expanded my skill set and taught me a few new watercolor techniques, even if I don't stick with this technique all the time.
I'm actually excited to (barring any time management catastrophes) to possibly take a stab at a picture book dummy using this style starting in the new year, with a little (but quickly growing) gorilla as the star.
The unfortunate thing about the style is that it isn't that easy to throw up some quick images for blog posts here. :) But I'll share when I can!
All the best,