"The Most Patient Bear" started off as a sketch that just sort of took on a life of its own. I included lots of progress shots on this one to show you how I work (assuming you're interested). Either way, I love drawing me some bears!
This is how drawings often start for me - black and white shapes and textures. I like to work in a layered approach like this because it allows me to really craft each aspect of the image.
I also started a 2nd version with a night scene out of curiosity and indecision.
Here I started working with actual colors just to get the overall mood of the piece.
And the night time colors. I really love these sort of neon hot colors for night images - makes for a really fun look.