Goldie & Bear image

I’ve been playing with this sketch of Goldie & Bear. I originally did this image in color below:


Tea with Bear and Friends Final

I was looking to do a b&w image in a similar style. So here is my sketch:


So playing with it I was really enjoying what was happening in this piece, so I posted this as a beginning:


Here is my final image with adjustments.


I think I need to do a bunch more like this image. I am loving it! I didn’t want to stop painting! Hope you love it too. Enjoy!


Foxes in Love

Here is a new image I’ve been working on. When I first sketched it, (see below) I had much less going on but after listening to Will Terry’s February Third Thursday about adding more to your illustrations, it changed everything and for the better. It’s not #draw50things but #draw25things can work for this one. My next image will be #draw50things and now I see him talking about perspective, so maybe I will add that too. Would love to hear your thoughts? Let me know what you think. #kidlit #shannonassociates #draw50things #draw25things #willterry  foxserandeonriver


History – Waterloo Village Stanhope, NJ

An AMAZING weekend filled with History and fun!
Last night Waterloo Village had trick-or-treating!
Waterloo Village is a 19th-century canal town in Byram Township, Sussex County, New Jersey. This village contains a working gristmill, a general store, blacksmith shop, a canal museum and several historic houses. The village is located on the banks of the Morris Canal. An early 19th-century log cabin farm site and 17th-century Lenape Indian Village exhibit are also located at the site. It was so fun to walk through as the sun was setting! I hope they decide to have more exciting events here for the kids and adults to enjoy! This is a little bit of history everyone, young and old will enjoy!
Enjoy the amazing pictures below!

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