I wanted this to be a very simply greyscaled image. BUT DOES ANYTHING EVER TURN OUT SIMPLE WITH ME?! Oh no, it does not. I had to shade and blend and refine and erase. I mean it took me an hour to pick out the kind of brush I wanted to use XD And truthfully I wanted to do this in color, so I will probably be putting another version out. But I want to finish Pizza Leo today :D
So I signed up for a Behance account. I’m only putting finished pieces up there that I’m really proud of. I still have a couple more I’d like to add, but check it out. If you have a Behance account you should follow me!
ALSO I updated my header image! In December my hamster, Twyla, and my rabbit, Molly, passed away. I didn’t want to remove them, so I added little halos and wings to them. I’ve also gotten a couple of sister hamsters since then who I named Penelope and Willow. I’ve added them to the banner as well!
I actually lied when I said this wouldn’t be done for a day or two. I finished it in a few hours XD
Anyway, I recently started volunteering at an animal rescue working with the bunnies. There was a bonded pair there named Pickles and Honey Mustard. A couple weeks ago, Pickles got into a fight with another bunny (most likely when they were cleaning one of the buns’ pens. We let them run around while we’re cleaning the pens and they’ll go up to other rabbit’s pens and nip at one another through the bars. I wasn’t there so I’m not sure what the exact story is). He ended up needing stitches on his nose and he was fitted with a cone. A few days later he was released from the vet and sent back to us in the rabbit room. He really hated the cone, I couldn’t exactly blame him. He was constantly trying to get out of it and I think, one night after we had left for the day, he struggled too hard and ended up breaking his back. One of the staff members coming in to give him his meds found him. I was so upset! He was doing okay (as much as he could be with a stitched up nose and a cone) and the next day he was gone. I felt somewhat responsible; like one of us could have done something along the way to save his life.
I wanted to draw a little memorial pic for him and his now widowed wife.