Realisitc Watercolor Style

Winnie sees what she wants: an award.

Winnie sees what she wants: an award.

Winnie imagines her bliss after winning a special award.

Winnie imagines her bliss after winning a special award.

These two illustrations were made for my current work-in-progress. I don’t normally go super realistic, but after discussing the project with my agent, he thought the previous illustrations (unseen) were too stylized. Now we’ve heard from someone else that these may be too realistic, so I’m off to find a happy medium. Still, I kinda love them. Creating samples like these take a lot of work, so it can be frustrating not to use them, but every piece of art I make brings me closer to the characters. It’s all good.