One really rough night with my son, I blasted Bird and the Bee's Birthday on my headphones. I know the song is probably meant romantically, but it became my mommy anthem.
I originally sketched this with text from the lyrics: Hold On / Hold On. As a finish, I just wanted to leave it pure.
Have you contributed to Ripple yet? Just because it's no longer the Illustration Friday theme doesn't mean it's not still a fun and satisfying place to share your art - and for a great cause!
Stop by Ripple's blog to support the birds. The above card is flying to his new owner today - I hope to paint a few more but I'm busy with an illustration assignment for the next few weeks so it'll have to wait.
For a donation of $10 to The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center you can own this original gouache card, as well as a host of others by artists across the globe. See the details on Kelly Light's Ripple blog.
Here's to you Kelly, dear. I wouldn't have thought that by the time I got to painting a Ripple, I would be in the 300 series.
I am so impressed with Kelly Light's generosity and drive to make Ripple such a success.
Hopefully, I can paint at least one more card to add to the collective splash the wonderful art community is making.
Also, I've never seen a real Pelican. Certainly, my little boy hasn't. I truly hope we are able to do so someday, don't you?