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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  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!

  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!!

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

  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 being back in my is good!!

  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. :)

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

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

  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 :)

  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.

  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 ✐

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

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

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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

  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!

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

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


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