We’re reaching the end of May, and things are slowly opening up here. I feel like a bear not quite ready to stop hibernating,
But even if I’m not ready to leave the house, this bear is ready to go. Feel free to copy and paste him into your phone!
So far I’ve been incredibly lucky that everyone in my family is healthy and that we have plenty of snacks. We do have some essential workers in the family, and I appreciate the people who are wearing masks, washing their hands, and maintaining distance. Thank you for doing your part to protect someone’s loved one.
Hi everyone! How are you doing today? I’ve been busy working on some projects for clients, but I missed you all so I thought I would take a break and share with you a personal project in progress.
Remember this bear from #inktober? Yup. My dad loves bears. He’s got a lot of bear qualities to him. So I drew this, thinking of him.
But then I thought “I really like this bear, and I would love to really give him a HOME, y’know? So one day, I just sat down and started drawing cave ideas for our bear friend. Being a grandpa bear, he would definitely have a picture of his kids and grandkids, and some bear prints of his grandchildren. Also, some honey cookies, and a Bass on the wall seemed like a good idea. I tried to utilize objects that would be found by a bear, but eventually just went with “Let’s have FUN and put some furniture in there.”
Some of the dimensions felt weird to me, so I scanned the background sketch into Photoshop and just did some messy cut and pasting. The chair needed to be bigger, and bear needed to be in there to! I moved around some of the background pieces and you can see how messy it is right now! Isn’t this part fun? I also changed a little bit of Bear so he looks a little more expressive and has a good Bear Belly right now. Bear Bellies are happy bellies!
I still have some client work to finish up, but I am enjoying the process of creating Bear’s Cave and after sharing this with you, I have some more ideas! I’ll try to remember to keep saving points in the progress so you can see how I get from here to the finished piece.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving to the US folks, and if you’re not from the U.S., have some pie on Thursday, anyway and give someone you love a bear hug. Have a wonderful week!
This is an #inktober sketch I did yesterday, and I love it because I just did it without worrying about the small stuff. It felt like it took 5 minutes, but I really didn’t time myself 🙂 It goes in my pile of “Things I want to continue working on” personal projects, which will probably be this month. This bear is my dad, if my dad were a bear.
I’ve been working on some paid assignments, so #inktober is taking a back seat to those projects. However, I still plan on sharing quick sketches as I get time, and work on my original #inktober concept to share with you some time in the near future.
Are you participating in #inktober this year? Are you following the prompts or taking a different road?
Bear will return next week to his usual blogging duties. He has been assisting me with a very time consuming project and lost track of his days. He asked me to say he’s very sorry to not have a proper post today, but he’s very excited about sharing something new with you next week.