Last weekend was my (our) 20th Anniversary. So, what do you get for the guy who has everything? You paint him a Sasquatch of course.
I laughed the entire time I painted it. It was especially funny how people reacted when they walked by at the coffee shop while I was painting. They showed interest as they got closer to see what I was working on. It soon turned into an “awkward looking away”, unsure of what to say to me…or to even make eye contact as they saw it was a Sasquatch. Hilarious.
It ended up being the perfect gift. My guy couldn’t stop laughing when he opened it. It’s now hanging up in the house.
Here are a few process photos from the painting.(click on image to enlarge)
Getting a general sketch down on paper.
I love segments of color.
Don’t worry, the smiley face is just a place holder.
Did you notice the special segment?
Sasquatch has a heart.
I had a few ideas of how to add to the background. Instead of altering the original painting, I instead showed my guy some options that I sketched out on a few prints.
This one was my favorite. I have been thinking about these triangle shapes a lot lately.
In the end, we left him “au natural”.
I do plan to sell Sasquatch note cards and prints. If you would like to pre-order, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe I should add in a Loch Ness Monster watercolor as well?