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Summertime Rabbit art project

Happy July my Beautiful Butterflies!

We just celebrated the Summer Solstice a couple of weeks ago so I decided this month I wanted to keep it light and fun with a cute little celebration illustration (oh how fun that rhymes). And of course, we're living in the Year of the Rabbit so my lil' cozy rabbit from earlier this year (January...February....I can't remember) is reprising her role in some new digs.

I also wanted to try a little something new with the style. I painted her, per usual, but I thought it would be a bit more crafty if I made everything in a "cut-out" style to give a bit of a paper doll look to the project and to give some depth. I've done this really just a few times before, so I've been itching to play with this look once again.

So, in breaking down the post, I have a handful of pics to show you my process culminating in a video (don't worry it's less than 2 minutes long - and you can watch it without having to listen) showing the assembly of this lil' babe.

I have a few things I've been working on with clients and myself that are in the early enough stages I decided I couldn't share them with you, so alas, I whipped up this light-hearted project to ring in the new season. If you want to skip straight to the video you can find that at the bottom of the page.

AND BONUS!! I have freebie coloring pages to match so you can play along. Scroll to the bottom to snag those downloads.

Okay, so first things first, I doodled this little rabbit pretty quickly on my iPad to get started.

Next, I transferred each element separately over to watercolor paper to paint.

Here you can see these little babes are all painted and ready for the next step.

Okay, my rabbit obviously needs a background, so I whipped up a little set design for her summer frolicking.

The final step before assembly (and video time) is to cut out each piece.

Time to dig into my video!! Click to watch below :)




I do hope you all enjoyed this crafty post this month. I know I certainly did.

Until next month,



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