My take on this week's Illustration Friday theme: "wilderness." Why is she naked, you ask? My answer is two-fold. 1) Why not? 2) I tried to dress her but clothes looked stupid in this context. What does one wear to ride a bear through the woods in the middle of winter? Something, I'm sure, but for the life of me I couldn't tell you what. If anyone has a bear I can ride through the woods I'd be happy to do the research required to answer this pressing question. Until then: naked.
I've been wanting to learn to screenprint for years, and I sort of had that in mind when I colored this... I think it would make a pretty awesome poster should I ever actually get around to that. Which I will. Sometime this year, preferably.
I always think it's fun to see the sketches and process behind a finished piece. In this case the drawing I took into Illustrator was a featureless thumbnail in the very corner of my sketchbook, doodled while in the middle of working on another idea for this same topic. That thing up there? Pretty much actual size. Maybe a little bigger. Generally I do more finished drawings before I start on something, but the tiny-ness of this amused me so I thought I'd share.