Hibernating Mouse

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Ink and watercolors on this smooth paper of some kind.

Done for Sketchfest #45 (December 2013) but the scans were terrible until May, when I borrowed a better one.  (You can see the bad scan at Sketchfest: http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestart.php?id=13267.)

Submitted it for a comment by a Real Live Art Director on twitter (more out of curiosity than anything; I knew it was just a rough thing), and got back this feedback: be sure the underlying drawing is good.

Fair enough. Especially since the perspective is particularly off, but not purposefully/to good effect. And the shading.

Six-spotted Micro-witch (with broom)

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So I had a tiny scrap of matboard. Well, small anyway — about 1 inch across and 1.5 inches tall. Roughly.

Well, colored pencils aren’t the tool with the finest resolution but hey.

I think I’ll put this on stamps. I scanned it at 600 dpi, so I can print it …but honestly, it would look ridiculous on anything larger! Really!