Draw This: Celebrate

 Three different quick thumbnail sketches to decide on my composition

Three different quick thumbnail sketches to decide on my composition

So the SCBWI does this monthly thing called “Draw This" for illustrators. They give out a monthly prompt word, and I thought "Well why not, this sounds like fun!" The prompt word was “celebrate” and since the 4th of July just happened (and annoying illegal fireworks going off until 2 AM in my neighborhood is STILL happening), I thought I’d do my piece of kid with a sparkler, enjoying the 4th with his dad. So let's see how it came together!

 Drawin' it in more proper-like, but they ended up creepy eyes...

Drawin' it in more proper-like, but they ended up creepy eyes...

 Fixed the eyes, and put in some sketchy shading to decide how I wanted to render it!

Fixed the eyes, and put in some sketchy shading to decide how I wanted to render it!

 Inked this bad boy up, so now we're ready to go to (digital) watercolor!

Inked this bad boy up, so now we're ready to go to (digital) watercolor!

 Done! Fun fact: I've never actually held a sparkler in my life.

Done! Fun fact: I've never actually held a sparkler in my life.

If you're an artist and you like both watercolor and digital paints, you should definitely buy Kyle T. Webster's brushes! They're magical.

UPDATE AUG 1: I was really surprised to get an email this morning telling me that I actually was one of the competition winners! I've never won anything, so this was a SUPER amazing day for me. Thank you, SCBWI!