I have so enjoyed painting this illustration! I even felt confident enough to add some little funny details! And I wrote a little story, or rather the start of one:
The first time Cloudbear entered the Friendly Wood he had never seen such a place. There was something mysterious about it. Some of the trees were ancient. He knew it. They were telling him. He could hear stories and memories. Sadness and bliss. They told him to keep walking. He would find the Keeper. The Keeper would find him.
And fearless and reassured, he walked into the Wood and never looked back.
List of the materials used below.
•Arches paper (300gsm)
•Winsor and Newton watercolour
•Derwent coloured pencils