Baby Brody was born last week, just in time for his new nursery installment. Brody's mom emailed me a couple months ago after seeing some of my illustrations on Instagram. We wrote back and forth about the idea of doing a series of drawings/paintings for his in-progress room and decided that an in-person brainstorming session was in order. Fortunately, we both live in NYC and were able to make this happen. Over the course of an hour or so, we rifled through some of my notebooks, picked our favorite elements and concepts and put together the idea of this series:
Then on to character development:
And then the final pieces, drawn in pencil, then ink, and then complimented with watercolor. (NOTE: See end of post for comments/photos on watercolor scanning. These images appear washed out due to scanning them in.)
And I'm flattered to get a text as I'm writing this that reads: "Brody says it was nice to meet you and he loves your artwork." This was followed by a series of emojis that I can't replicate on a computer. But you can be sure they were adorable and perfect.
Thanks for reading and have a great day everyone!
BONUS PHOTOS: These closeups give you a little better idea what the watercolor paint really looks like. Unfortunately, scanning watercolor paint doesn't yield perfect results.