It's been a great challenge this week to come up with something for the IllustrationFriday.com subject, Parade. I thought I would come up with a jungle animal scene, and sketched that out but determined it lacked a bit of "oomph". I'll upload that sketch too and see what you all think..but in the meantime, over a wonderful Mother's Day weekend, I came up with this idea - which is basically what it feels like to me to frost two batches of cupcakes while my little helpers help decorate and get the cupcakes out of the pans and such. It's like a "parade" during the many baking days we have here.
PS: I still am struggling with how far to take the watercolor (intensity wise) and when to stop - so this illo was a challenge, and I'm so happy to be doing this to help me to get through a lot of illustration-challenges I've had. Any comments (good or bad) – and helpful tips – would be GREATLY appreciated everyone!!