secret ingredient

Here’s another sneak peak at one of my spreads for Sorting Through Spring. Pictured here are four Milk Snakes: a pretty cheery bunch if you ask me! After much experimenting, I think the secret ingredient to making an otherwise fearful animal look friendly and approachable is to add a nice rosy cheek to it.

I used the same ingredient in this recent spread for Chirp’s April reptile themed issue. But as cute as my snakes may be, they don’t even come close to the cuteness level of this little girl pictured here dancing with them!

3 Responses to “secret ingredient”

  1. 1 kevincwwong May 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Blushing creatures are never menacing. Good find!

  2. 3 Maya May 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    LOVE the rouge cheeks!!! great textured paper too. Nicely done Ash!

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