Saturday, October 1, 2011

Illustration Friday...HIBERNATE...Sweet Dreams, Baby

Sweet Dreams Baby   2-1/2"x3-1/2"   Sharpie/Prismacolor ACO  copyright 2011
After alot of thought I decided that the best way for me to illustrate this weeks IF word prompt HIBERNATE was with a silly bear that's just settled in for a long winter's nap...and from the smile on his face I'd say he's having sweet dreams, baby! hmmm...could  you HIBERNATE until 2012?
Take a peek, from sketch to color, but be careful not to wake him...he could be a real bear!
 (Insert smile here!)

Oh, and if you've popped by for a look be sure to leave a comment and this 2-1/2"x3-1/2" Original ACEO could be YOURS!
Yep, I'll pick one lucky winner on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 to receive the original signed Art Card Original.
Congrats to last weeks winner Theresa Huse
Linking up over at Illustration Friday

26 comments:

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

cute! I love your artwork so much! (as you probably know by how often I comment on it...)

filelalaine said...

Very appropriate for the coming season. That smile is downright beatific (I'm jealous!)

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh this is fantastic Joni! Love how you share your process.

Dorien said...

How cute! He definitely has sweet dreams!

linda said...

He does look so cute and snuggly!

craftattack said...

Oh, I would love to hibernate - perhaps with your gorgeous little bear for company? This is a poem I wrote in 2008:

If I were a bear
I would sleep in my lair
Cuddled up with my mate
From early till late.
In out cave warm and deep
All winter we’d sleep,
We would lose all out fat -
Now just fancy that!
In the spring we would wake,
Our slim hips we’d shake
Then go out for a bath
And have a good laugh.
We’d catch some nice fish
To eat with no dish,
And enjoy the fresh air -
If I were a bear!

(c) Valerie-Jael

Ann's Art said...

Ah....so cute and cuddly. You always manage to capture a specific look or moment....great job.

Christine said...

This is perfect for the word Hibernate! He looks so cozy.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Joni, he is sooo cute and wow what a cute poem from craftattack.

Lee Pierce said...

That's one happy sleeping bear! Savoring the ZZZZZs
The urge to hibernate was much stronger when I lived in the great white northeast and dealt with snow and frigid temps ;^)

NatashaMay said...

Really cute and adorable like all you art. :) You make them so I want to pick them up and hug them.

keijukammari said...

THat bear is just adorable:) I just love your colorful art!

Debbie said...

He makes me want to snuggle up with him ;- ) What a sweetie, Joni.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

oooooooh ~ I am 'in love again' ~ almost as cute as my Yorkie~ Would to win this ACEO ~ am I posting in the right place ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) ^_^

Cornerstoregoddess said...

I want to hibernate with him! Send him to me and we'll share some wonderful Zs together!

Venessa Davies said...

Love him! He's so cute! Very good illustration!

Viya ;) said...

awww... I jus can;t stop looking at that cute cuddly bear!! :)
Its gives me a waarrrmm feeling like 'on a cold winter night'... :) :)

I absolutely adore all your sketches! :)

Dina Thanki said...

He looks all snuggly! Cute!

Linda Hensley said...

Very cute. I like the original sketch too.

gbkoru said...

Cute! Hibernating sounds like a good idea.

Kat Hannah said...

Delightful image, so sweet!!

diamondandsparrow said...

Love this. So cute! And I love your images detailing your process. Thanks for sharing!

Connie Lou said...

Way too adorable!

Indigene said...

I adore that expression of happiness on his face! Toooo cute!

Joni Nickrent said...

Winner! winner...chicken dinner...ok, maybe not a chicken dinner, but a big CONGRATS to Cornerstoregoddess! Winner of the Sweet Dreams, Baby ACO!

Lee said...

Ah, that is adorable! It makes you really want to smile.