Comic Book Bear: Hawkeye (Video!)

Yep, I finished a new video! This one here is of the process (drawing and inking) for my Hawkeye teddy bear, one of the newest additions to my Comic Book Bear Series.

Please, take the time to visit my Youtube and leave a comment and/or follow me if you enjoyed this. I’ll have more in the future. Many more…

If you like watching people art, you can also check out my Twitch channel! I pot a schedule every week with days and times for my streams, so swing by and take a look!

Very excited to finish this bear up and add it to my official line up!!

Star Wars Elephant Series Commission

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.

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 – Joker & Harley Quinn

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 I originally made these designs to be hung side by side, too.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. 🙂

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!

2014 Birthday Card Collection

Now that all the Birthdays have come and gone, it’s finally time to put this little series up here! It was a wonderful challenge, coming up with four cards that interacted this year. There was originally going to be 5, but, well… I settled at four.

If you like what you see, I’ve got cut out variations of each of these creatures up on my RedBubble Shop as stickers, iPhone cases and a variety of other unique gifts.

Each piece was drawn using brush and India ink, then finished up and formatted using Adobe Photoshop. Additionally, each card had some fun hand done font inside wishing each family member the very best on their special day. With any luck, I’ll have these available as a 4 or 8 pack set of blank stationary as soon as I get my Store Envy shop up and running!

INKlings Have Returned!!

As I said they would! I think Sunday is a mighty fine time to upload a week’s work of critters, don’t you? And this weeks’ selection is pretty amusing.

Sadly, with Christmas (oh, no, I said it!!) only two months away, I’m diving into a season of work I won’t be able to post until after the holidays. That being said, there’s a handful of other, not gift works in progress I’ll be continuing as well as I keep going with this stride I’ve struck recently. It’s good to be getting back into the flow of making art! Who’d have thunk?

I’ve also decided to maybe start showcasing, once a month or so, artist friends of mine for you to investigate and follow as well. I’m gifted with a plethora of talented friends and acquaintances, so please give them a look through in the coming months!