Willie's book is finally on it's way to Michelle tomorrow! I had meant to photograph it last weekend, but we partied too much and the daylight got away from me and before I knew it another week had gone by, so I went ahead and photographed under my office lights just to get it done.
Why is the first page so different from the others? Because I completely wrecked the watercolor painting around the moon. Oooh boy. I made a wrong turn, and then I thought hey, I'll keep driving and eventually I'll figure out where I am. But no, I ended up in a heap of watercolor mud. So black spray paint to the rescue. More or less. And a brand new practice watercolor book so I can screw up where no one has to see it... ;)
I've been playing around with the sketch of this owl after I painted this and I think I'll make some stickers from the final piece. Folks in the round three exchange may see a shiny new version of this again in their pockets:
And the completed collaboration with Mike. Because I like bugs.