Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Beary Fun Bookmark

I don't know about you but I never seem to have a bookmark handy. I have hundreds of books but very few bookmarks. I end up using envelopes or torn scraps of paper. I set out to do something about it. I found one of those scraps of paper and started sketching on it. It turned into this:



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Lately, I've been doodling these little furry creatures. I really have no idea what they are but everyone I've showed it to thought they were bear cubs....so I guess that is what they are. I took those little bears and placed them in a barrel and shoved them into a raging river. I really hope they survive the trip. Especially since these little cubs are representative of me and my friends. 

I'm the bear in the back with my hands in the air yelling at the waterfall, "Bring it on!" My friend Meg is the bear on the left saying, "Let me off, let me off, let me off!"  My friend Liza is in the bear in the middle who is thinking "I think I'm gonna be sick." And I have no idea who is on the right (I needed them to make the composition work) but, whoever they are, I was the one who talked them into this barrel and they are probably thinking "This was a bad idea. Why do I always follow the crowd?!"

I had a lot of fun working on this project. Honestly, it didn't feel like a project, it felt like I was playing around. But then isn't that how illustration projects should feel, right? It looks like I am making some gradual progress learning to relax and enjoy what I do.