Going a different direction for me. Trying something more "design" than pretty. Naturally the first thing I thought of for the theme "Whiskers" was a cat. I saw some other good ideas people were using: mustaches, mice and catfish, but mostly there were a lot of cats. I challenged myself to NOT paint a cute little cat picture. I am happy with the results, and even though it was sketched onto the watercolor paper by Monday, it still wasn't finished as early as I had hoped.
As I often do, I discussed my illustration ideas with my son, and in this case for the theme of "Zoom" we both thought of cars first. A few others were tossed around until I finally came up with a road runner! That's one of my favorite things to see in the desert and I always enjoy drawing birds. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving was also this week so I posted late. Enjoy!