Despite contracting a wicked head cold from one of my students, I am working away on illustrations for my Christmas journal so I thought I'd share a couple more shots of my progress. I am working on 140-lb, hot press Arches watercolor paper. I've discovered that I prefer Arches over Fabriano for this purpose as the paper feels thicker and smoother. However, I used Fabriano in the construction of the journal as recommended by Teesha Moore and Fabriano is definitely better than Arches for journal-making since it doesn't crack when folded.
I'm having so much fun thinking up characters to bring to life and really falling in love with watercolors & cartooning all over again! This is the perfect remedy for the common cold!