Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bear Hug/ IF: Layers





Layers:
Underneath that tough exterior is a sweet bear just waiting to be loved.
It's one of my best friends' birthday today, and I just thought I'd do a quick sketch for her. But I ended up really liking this, so I went ahead and finished it.

18 comments:

adam taylor said...

What the.... That almost looks like real paint. Good work, the texture is interesting.

Emily said...

Lucky friend!
Great subjects... sometimes I wish you really could hug polar bears, with out you know the whole mauling thing.

jasperandblue said...

Love it. I love the first one. so sweet.

Rachel said...

Gorgeous texture! It looks so tactile. Not to mention, the character design on the bear is really great, I love that ovular shape he makes. Well-played.

Ryan! said...

Super cute! great color and feel!

juca said...

I like your bear and colours. :-)

theartofpuro said...

Great characters and colors:)

Irene said...

This is so sweet. Nothing like a great big bear hug on a birthday or any day. I'd love to know what medium you used. Great illo.

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

Lovely, love the colours and feel.

janie said...

love the soft palette, wouldn't mind a hug from him myself:)

Manelle said...

I love the top one. The expression the bear's face, and the lighting and texture work really well. The background image adds some fun story elements to it.

studio lolo said...

awwww, there's nothing better :)

Very sweet!

Sarah Melling said...

Beautiful. I enjoyed looking around your website...great work!

Jennifer Gray Olson said...

Awww I wanna polar bear friend. Great feel and texture, beautiful work.

Jack Foster said...

Glad you finished it...Wow! Wonderful work Hollie! Love this sooooo much!

k.h.whitaker said...

love it, great colors and texture

tamaracampeau said...

i love your work !

Ann Pilicer said...

Wonderful work! Beautifully sweet! :D