Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Sketches: Dreaming of Hedgehogs


It's been a long sketching journey this past week, pushing through about 30 illustrations for a very special and upcoming children's book to be released this Autumn. I'm quite eager to share more details but alas, it's hush-hush for now. However, it will be worth the wait, let me tell you!

Along with this work, I've been developing a new character for another upcoming children's book about a special Hedgehog family. Above is what I've landed on for the dad. Isn't he the cutest? I'd love to hear what comes to mind when you picture a tiny hedgehog family in your mind. How fun would that be - helping muwah develop characters for one of her books?! So, let me hear your ideas! :)

Now, let me grab my hot cuppa and venture off into blogging-land to see what everyone else has been up to. Happy Sunday Sketches!

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16 comments

  1. ah, your sketches are adorable Alexandra!
    I have only seen a hedgehog once in New Zealand.
    It was so cute. But I really don't know much about them.
    Wishing you a grand time as you sketch!

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  2. Love your sketches of the hedgehog, Alexandra!! you have really been busy with all of your illustrations. They look great!! hope you have a wonderful new week!!

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  3. cute hedgehog dad! I just recently saw one post in a blog photo, so interesting to see one like that! Wonderful family theme.

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  4. Now that we've met the beginnings of the handsome father...can't wait to meet the rest of the family and see them in your living watercolor.

    I sure had fun this week....love being back in my paints...life is good!!

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  5. Your cute animals are such an inspiration! I'm trying to branch out a little with new ideas this week. Happy Sunday dear friend. :)

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  6. So adorable! Looks like it's going to be such a sweet story with great characters!

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  7. Oh how adorable! I love hedgehogs and yours are just so very cute!!

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  8. Oh, I immediately fell in love with your sweet cute little guy!!!! These cute little boots and the scarf he is wearing look gorgeous! I love his little ears and the happy looking eyes too ... wish he could live in my househould and entertain me a bit. It's really amazing what lovable characters you have always in your mind :)

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  9. HaHa....Alexandra.. I just noticed how your pencil matches your Starbucks cup....see how color coordinated you are??? I love it. Thanks for hosting this fun Sunday Sketch.

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  10. Oh boy! And girls! :)) I forgot that it's Sunday,
    because it's raining over here :(
    Your post today is a bit prickly ;)
    But I love those cute hedgehogs :D

    Have a beautiful Sunday!
    Tinna ✐

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  11. You always come up with the cutest characters. Blessings!

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  12. Love the hedgehog ~ so adorable and filled with joy and love!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  13. Hedgehogs are super cute - yours are no exception!!

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  14. Just discovered your blog through a post of Tammie Lee.
    LOVE your work!!!
    I immediately added your blog to my favorites :-D
    About the hedgehog: he's sooo cute!

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  15. They are fantastic! You are very talented. :)

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  16. You are very talented :-) I wish I could sketch like you...
    The hedgehog is so cute :-)

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