Bear Painting

This is a new painting I finished recently – another result of my recent fascination with bears. They are so fun to draw!

Here’s some of my process…

Thumbnail sketch, actual size:

Color studies:

And as a sidenote, I will be attending the New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference in Nashua, NH this Saturday. If any of you are going to be there, say hi. :)