Holly Dolly in the Snow
Inspired by one of my beloved dolls, this painting is from a series of illustrations which I plan to someday turn into a children's picture book.
The story will be based on an idea I had one day about what adventures this tiny doll would have if she had a day to explore in the snow on her own.
The illustration is made with pen, pencil, watercolor and gouache on yupo paper.
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