Worked through the night and, at last (at 6:20am), the final illustration for “Pavo the Peacock” is complete. It’s been quite a journey. #illustration #gouache #childrensbooks #ashleybravin #studio
Artist Study Tuesday
Study of a painting by Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval, title unknown.
Appropriately enjoying my Earth Day studio lunch break in the backyard with a bit of sketching and a very bold hummingbird. #studio #sketchbook #lunch #earthday
Latest illustration progress for Alexandra Daly’s “Pavo the Peacock.” #illustration #gouache #painting #ashleybravin #peacock
Quick sketch of a mink skull from my natural history collection. #sketchbook #skull #ink
Green tea, sashimi, and “Josef Albers: To Open Eyes.” An afternoon studio break well spent. #studio #albers #lunch
Latest illustration for “Pavo the Peacock: Searching for New,” featuring a very morose Pavo. #illustration #ashleybravin #gouache #peacock
Artist Study Tuesday
Study of “After Eakins (The Wrestlers)” by Anthony Cudahy.
It’s a study of a study of a painting. We need to go deeper.
Backyard studio lunch break. Enjoying this beautiful spring afternoon with Diebenkorn, a bit of sketching, and a tuna salad sandwich with fresh lettuce from our neighbor’s garden, and some dill from my own. #studio #sketchbook #ashleybravin #diebenkorn #lunch
Spectators acrylic on camera lens shade
(made for photographer Eric Minh Swenson)
Added a gif because it’s fancy.
It’s going to be a long day in the studio. Alright, acrylics, let’s do this. #ashleybravin #painting #acrylics #studio #art
Just did that thing where I look up from my drafting table and realize that it’s 5am. Damn these late night productivity highs.
I also added a little homage to the very first children’s book I illustrated, “Bobby the Donkey,” written by Cie Anne in here. Just for fun.
Study of The Prisoners (1908) and Poverty (1897) by Käthe Kollwitz.
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