Yodaphant Process Video

Hey, all! Last year, I received a commission request to do a series of three Star Wars-themed Elephants. The commissioner had requested Darth Maul, Boba Fett, and Yoda. I’ll post pictures of all three once I have them cleaned up and ready for the public, but until then, enjoy this little time-lapse video of the inking to watercolor process of the third and final piece finished for the set– Yodaphant!

Let me know what you think! I’m starting to get the hang of video editing, I think… 🙂

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New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year, everyone!

2016 was a handful of a year, and I let this blog die out through out with only a handful of posts and updates over the past 12 months. That’s got to change. This 2017, I’m going to try harder to actually bring updates and art work for and featuring Simply Kitts Illustrations. So, to tie off some loose ends, here’s some of the super hero teddy bears I failed to update with last year! Hoping to add even more to the teddy bear collection this year, including Hulk, Robin, Red Skull, Riddler, Spider Gwen, Jean Grey, Hulkling and Wiccan! I’ve got all these teddy bear prints available in my Etsy shop, along with some stickers and buttons. I’ve got a whole slew of midwest comic cons lined up this year and will be posting about them in the near future.

Super Bears – Captain America & Bucky Barnes

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!

Super Bears – Batman & Stan Lee

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.

Finding Dory was CUTE!

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!
Finding-Dory-Watercolor

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?

Super Bear!

Superman

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s a Super Bear!! Who’d have guessed?

Been working on more and more merchandise for the upcoming conventionS (That’s right, PLURAL!) trying to keep my head as we go. So much to do and I suddenly have so very little time! Ahh!

It’s very exciting, though, doing all of this for the first time. The “partner” piece to this will be up next once it’s complete, while I continue progress on a few more sets of stickers and, most importantly, my Gnome Coloring Book.

P.S. I would just like to point out that while Superbear’s fussy expression was not entirely intended, it is my favorite. The end!

Halloween Challenge Continued and Halted.

Well… October ended. Not sure when the end of the month got here, but I know it happened and, sadly, with the rush of work and whatever else happened in October, I failed to finish the illustration challenge I took up. That being said, I made it pretty far and enjoyed the challenge more than anticipated. Perhaps next year the entire challenge will get finished, hmm?

So, to end the fun little series, here are the last three days I did– unfinished as they may be. Enjoy Batwings, Insect, and Cauldron!

In other news, I hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed their Halloween!