I'm proud to finally reveal the painting I contributed to this year's Red Dot Auction, benefitting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, for whom I also built and maintain a website.
This is my third time contributing to the auction, which keeps the artist's names a secret until after the lucky buyer has purchased their painting.
This year's entry featured Daffy and Porky as the modern versions of Sherlock and Watson. It's also a reference to the classic cartoon "Deduce, You Say".
First, here's the original, digital sketch:
From there, I did a fully-colored digital version, just to figure everything out, including basic colors. This might eventually become a print in my store.
Next, I printed out the digital inks and used a little projector to transfer the art to the 12" x 12" canvas provided by the center.
And here's the finished painting. It's watercolor with inking done with brush and India ink, and Prismacolor marker for a few highlights.
Overall, I'm happy with it, but it's clear I have SO much to learn about watercolor. It just never comes out like I have in my head. Oh well.
I'll post a followup when I find out if it sold and for how much. Meanwhile, here's a quick step-by-step of the painting progress: