Do you know the show Moone Boy? Its a great show about a little boy and his imaginary friend. Of course, Martin Moone is a little too old for an imaginary friend but that's what made it entertaining. You could fit it in with other family comedies on tv today since its the family set in Ireland instead of the black family or the 80's family or the California family (also its not on ABC), but it has a flavor all its own. We've caught the entire series on PBS over the last year or two and I always felt happy and surprised when it showed up on my Tivo queue.
For the past few weeks I've been focusing on digital work using the Procreate App but I've been itching to get my paint tubes out as well. I already had the sketch done a few weeks ago so I was able to get straight to painting. I'm happy with the final result.
*Side Note: One of the things I need to watch out for when I sketch is that I usually draw with a red pencil meant for teachers grading papers. I like using the pencil because it is harder than colored pencils but doesn't smear like regular lead, but when I paint over it with my acrylics, the color seems to bleed through the paint. So I usually have to either add more paint or accept that it is just part of the piece. For this one, I did a little of both, but I wanted to send a warning out there that sometimes pencils will bleed through your piece.
If you've never seen Moone Boy, check out the trailer below.
Ben J Hutchison
I am an aspiring children's book writer and illustrator.