In the past, I’ve drawn Maddie’s collection of stuffed animals at the foot of her bed. Here are previous collections. Her choices are typically based on the season and what she is playing with currently. Here’s this summer’s assemblage: (left to right: JDRF “Rufus”bear, American Girl doll named “Angelica”, blue bunny, funny face noisy critters, Madeline doll with “cow mask” resting on top of her hat, monkey webkins, ‘nother JDRF bear with a pink doggy squished in behind him, green fish, fluffy bunny and brown bunny with puppy in between, and “Snippy” the sea turtle, on the top (her absolute favorite who gets to sleep curled in her arms each night).
I’m enjoying the multi-color line work these days. And to get colors close to what they actually are, I sat on her bed with my small watercolor palette and a waterbrush. This worked perfectly to keep from having to balance a jar of water and keep it from spilling. There are just a few dashes of watercolor crayons and a splash or two as well.