My good friend Martin, and his lady wife Helen, are due to have a beautiful little baby of (as of this moment) unspecified gender! it’s all very exciting, indeed!
A few weeks ago Martin & Helen bought two of my prints to put on the wall of Baby Barnes’ nursery, and as a kind of congratulatory/baby shower gift, I have produced a 3rd to go up next to them. The 2 prints that M&H bought were ‘Tiger In The Rain’ and ‘Jelly & Ice-Cream’. Each is an image of animals that they encountered on their honeymoon in Thailand, so M&H thought it would be a nice idea for the 3rd to follow this theme with the addition of elephants!
So this is it. To make it a bit more interesting for the internet I have also added the preliminary sketch and inking work to show a blow by blow account of the image in all of its elephanty glory! I made this image using different techniques than I normally do but using the exact same methods, I have played with Ink and brushes on my blog before but never for a full piece. I loved it, and shall do so more often
Inked using a Pentel Color Brush and a lightbox
Drawn using a pencil, my hand and my brain mind!