Darth Mauliphant, 1 of 3
Yodaphant, 3 of 3
Boba Phent, 2 of 3
This wonderful and challenging mini-series was commissioned by a family friend for their newborn baby’s nursery. After seeing my comic book teddy bears, and wanting to have a elephant theme for little Logan, they asked if it was possible for me to make Star Wars Elephants. Well, I certainly hadn’t tried before, and a few sketches later, we decided I was more than happy to accept the challenge!
Three months later, these watercolored little cuties are home with their baby to raise that little guy up right!
I’m toying with doing a few more of these, just because, though I’ll have these prints available in my Etsy shop soon, so keep your eyes peeled.
Each of these paintings is 11 x 8.5 inches, inked using Dr. PH. Martin’s Black Star Matte India Ink and Dr. PH. Martin’s HYDRUS Watercolor sets 1 and 2.
They aren’t “super heroes” or even really “super” at all, but you have to have some villains if you’re going to have super heroes. Besides… DC makes some real good villains. I originally made these designs to be hung side by side, too.
That’s it for super bears so far, though I have several more that are still in progress, including the Sub-Mariner and Dr. Strange. 🙂
That Captan America bear was absolutely one of my favorite installations to my Super Bear project. He even got a title– “Steven “Fight Me” Rogers”.
And, of coarse, where would Captain America be without his faithful young side kick, Bucky Barnes?? Before anyone fusses about “That isn’t Bucky from the movies!”, You’re absolutely right. It’s not. I designed his bear print off of the young side kick from his comics because I love that uniform and those colors. I’m planning to make another one that better suits MCU-WWII Steve (mostly because there isn’t enough Winter Soldier anything. Period.) but until then, he gets this one.
I’ll have another set of these adorable bears coming your way tomorrow, so check back!
A while back I had posted an image of my Superman inspired teddy bear illustration (Superbear), and just recently realized I never finished putting up the other bears I had finished and sold at Planet ComiCon in May! Oops.
So, here you have Batbear and Stan Lee.
“What? Stan Lee??”
Yes, Stan Lee. Since he was at the convention and it was announced to be one of his last ones, I decided to make a little limited edition print of him as a bear.
Each of these illustrations also produced some pretty adorable buttons, which you can find and purchase in my shop. Haven’t gotten prints up yet, but they will be. Soon.
Stay tuned, I’ve got several more to post up over the next couple days.
No, really, I’ll fight you on this 🙂 As someone who isn’t a fan of the majority of Disney’s sequels, this one might be one of my favorites. They geared it more towards adults, too, with the same amount of cute and plenty of tie-ins to its predecessor. In fact, it might be my favorite sequel… I don’t know, the jury’s still out on that. Monsters U was just SO relatable!
Why does this matter? Well, because it was cute. and as such, it’s my job as an illustrator to showcase something that is that cute! So…. Ta-da!
It’s CUDDLE TIME!! Seriously… This movie was too cute, all the annoying-ness aside. It’s worth a watch. 🙂 Why an otter? Well, you obviously haven’t seen the movie then. Hop to it!
The original painting took about 2 hours, and is only 8 x 8 inches! I’m thinking of making it into a print– anyone interested?
THAT’S RIGHT! You heard it here first (maybe).
Never say never when you put your name on a mailing list for the largest comic book convention in your city. After totally writing off Planet ComiCon since their waiting list HAD to be gigantic, what with George Takei, Jim Butcher and STAN LEE attending. Still, I went ahead and hoped, then promptly forgot.
Got an email this morning while I was on the computer saying they had a handful of spots suddenly available! Oh, you bet I jumped on that bandwagon as fast as humanly possible!
So, not-so-long story short, Simply Kitts Illustrations will be attending Planet at the end-ish of May! I’ll be splitting a book with my amazing artist friend over at Moon-Shuttle Studios (No, really, you want to click that link– her work is WONDERFUL) and will let you know where to find us soon as we know it!
Can you believe how exciting this year is turning out to be? I sure can’t 😀
Such fun! This was a piece I did for my brother as both a birthday and Christmas gift, I believe. Mind you, his birthday is in JULY. Obviously, it took forever to try and get finished, but the end product was worth the wait. All the text is hand drawn around the playtime-ready Dalmatian at the center.
Have to admit, the hardest and funnest projects I take on are those for family and friends. With all those inside jokes and stories from 20+ years of being together, it’s difficult to pick out the ones that would make sense thrown together in a single image. I eventually managed to combine a little splash of myself along with plenty of him into a piece that was very well received.
Even if it is very yellow.
Day 05: Tricks
Day 06: Mask
Day 07: Stars
Day 08: Black Cat
Today I bring you four more days of the Halloween Challenge I accepted for the month of October. There’s been some very interesting and very fun imagery to come out of this series… Day 5 was just too hard to resist.
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Enjoy Days 05 thru 08!
A fun project completed for the Housekeeping department at the local hotel and waterpark Great Wolf Lodge. They went a different route in asking me to do this, and the result was not only fun, but well received! It was a fun project, a unique challenge, and a nice little addition to my portfolio.
Must be another Sunday 🙂
This week’s batch of INKlings has a little cheater in there (I don’t apologize!) named Frip-C. I wanted him to be flip-able from the beginning, but he turned out even cuter flipped than intended! Anyway, there will be more goofy contenders next week.