Pigeon and Sparrow Hatchling
Pigeon found under the Queens 495 overpass in Rego Park, and sparrow hatchling found about a block away from there. Watercolor and gouache.
Part two of a drawing I was commissioned to make for a dear friend. The first (click here to see the post) featured her carrying her first child, while the second features her newborn son.
When I was approached to do this, I asked if I could be given free rein. They said yes. I had been inspired by a Bob Dylan song, "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall:"
Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
Little did I know that my friend had already chosen Dylan as the child's middle name in honor of the singer. I think it must have been meant to be, or Providence, as it were.
Like the first drawing, I wanted a feeling of safety to pervade the drawing. I hope I have achieved it.
"Nest" Copyright 2019 Jessica Boehman. Colored pencil, pencil, water soluble graphite, finetecs, and gouache. Private Collection. Please do not reproduce without permission.
Cece in Space
An old friend commissioned me to make this image of her niece in her favorite space ship, accompanied by her two bunnies.
"Cece in Space" 2019, Water soluble graphite, pencil, and watercolor. Private collection. No prints available.
This past winter, I filmed a segment for KidLit TV's celebration of 100 years of Children's Book Week! The video has launched today! I hope you enjoy it!
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