Here is my Dachshund Sledding illustration. I did this design as part of my Advent Christmas countdown in December 2015. It was the first time that I tried to keep up with doing an illustration a day for the whole 24 day countdown until Christmas. So this was where he first showed up. Since then, I’ve made a tradition red color version instead of the pink and teal these. I also developed him into a greeting card design that says, “Dachshund thru the snow…” which I think is so funny!.I love this little illustration so much, maybe at some point I’ll make a little animation with him sledding along.
This Unicorn Dreams illustration came out of an Illustrated Quote Art Challenge for the Art Licensing Show. I was imagining a unicorn looking at the stars and dreaming. Which is honestly something I often do. I have always been a star-gazer… And of course the quote is from Van Gogh, who really has so many lovely quotes circulating out there in the blogosphere. Though I can’t remember if I found the quote first and then I had the image to go with it or the other way around.
I love that unicorns are such magical creatures. Which is why I gave this one some curly tendrils for hair and freckles on his face. And the color is not a bright white but more of slight off-white which has more contrast against the teal background.