Monday, May 9, 2011

Final Color


For IF, Ham was just a beginner but with his polka-dotted float and trusty swim goggles taking a dip in the ocean would be a breeze.

Here's the final color for this little piggy at the beach. This one's done on cold press, rather than the hot press I've been using for the past couple of months. Boy, if you could combine hot press and cold press you'd have the perfect watercolor paper...

13 comments:

Jack Foster said...

Wonderful character! Great blog! Love your stuff Christine! Great angle on Ham and terrific pose! Love this!!!

Melissa Mackie said...

a lovely watercolour.... cute illo.

nasii said...

Really like your Piggy:) Your work is Great! ♥

Heather said...

aw, cute. Love the energy here, and the pose- wonderful watercolor!!!

June said...

This is so much fun Christine, and I love his full swimming costume :oD

The bright of the sun works really well too. Thanks for sharing a larger image... be careful to add your copyright.

Alison said...

He's great. I love the bit of pudginess being pushed up by the rubber ring.

Beth Anne Maresca said...

So cute! Really wonderfully done!

Bethany Hissong said...

I think this is the first time I've seen you do an illustration with so much background. I love his pudginess and all the details... like the footprints in the sand!

Linda Hensley said...

I agree with you about hot/cold paper. This is really lovely. Love the light and shadows.

Alicia Stucky said...

I gotta say, I think this is one of my favorite's this week. I'm glad I stumbled onto your blog because I am loving the characters you come up with! :-)

k.h.whitaker said...

really cute :)

Genna Byrne said...

Fabulous! Loving your characters and your blog :)

christine grove said...

Thanks everyone!

Fixing that lacking copyright, June :) Thanks for watching out for me! And Bethany, yes this one does have more background. I am so lacking in environments I think because I get so wrapped up in the character maybe? I don't know but I should do more for sure.