Whirling around again

The Illustration Friday theme is “whimsical,” so here for an encore is Gertie, who’s still trying to perfect her pirouettes.  This is one of my favorite pieces.

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The original’s in a 7″ x10″ Canson Montval watercolor field book; it’s watercolor and colored pencil.  (Sorry about the crummy scan.  I’m having computer issues this morning.)

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Fall-ing

The smell of fall is in the air, and I guess that’s why I thought of this for the Illustration Friday theme, “bouquet.”

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(One definition of bouquet is “characteristic scent,” and what’s more autumn-y than the smell of burning leaves?)

Fall’s my favorite time of year, and I try to do an illustration of autumn leaves every October/November.  I just finished this one, which is watercolor (three colors: a red, a yellow, and a blue) and Berol Prismacolor Verthin colored pencil (two browns and olive green) in a 7×10 Canson Montval Field Watercolor Book.

Happy Autumn!