Something warm for a cold evening

tea1

I’ve been so busy at work I haven’t had much time for Illustration Friday (or much else!) Coming in under the wire (it’s Thursday evening here), here’s a little something for the Illustration Friday theme, “tea.”

Watercolor on Canson Montval paper; the text at the bottom and the border are courtesy of Photoshop.

A quality act

The Illustration Friday theme is “vintage,” which for some reason made me think of old-time vaudeville.  That, in turn, reminded me of Alan Price’s 1960-something hit, “Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear.”  (If you’ve never heard it, you can watch the Muppets’ version here.  I’ll warn you, though, the song will be in your head for *days*.)

Anyway, that kind of led to this:

Dancing Bear jpg

And yes, this is a loose definition of “vintage,” but I like to think I haven’t hit my peak yet!

Watercolor, colored pencil and ink on Canson Montval paper.