Sunday, February 23, 2014

Watercolor Maps part two

Watercolor map of the USA / America by Brown Paper Bunny Jessica Mack

I'm still painting more watercolor maps of the USA at the moment, and thought I'd show you the latest. What do you think, do you prefer this one or one from my last post?

P.S. This one is available as a print / t-shirt / bag / iPad or phone case etc from Society6.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Watercolor Map of America

Rainbow watercolor map of California Colorado and America by Brown Paper Bunny Jessica Mack usa

We're moving soon, from San Diego, California, to Fort Collins in Colorado and I wanted to paint something to commemorate the occasion and to send out with emailed change of address notifications to friends and family.

Watercolor map of america / usa sketches by Brown Paper Bunny Jessica Mack

I completed a few thumbnails and polled my Instagram friends to see which one they prefer. The 'rainbow' version was a clear winner....although I might still paint the runner-up too.

What do you think, is this the one you would have chosen?

Check out my time-lapse video of the painting:



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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! What do you usually do to celebrate this special day of love?

Handmade watercolor valentines day cards and pear shaped diamond engagement ring

This year I started painting my own Valentine's Day cards with watercolor and masking fluid but then had to go away for work and didn't get to finish and send them. So I scanned them in and sent them as electronic cards instead!

I'm still a bit obsessed with my new pear-shaped engagement ring, so I couldn't help but throw it in the picture for a bit of extra sparkle. ;)

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Friday, February 7, 2014

New York Fashion Week

Peter Som Fall 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week illustration in watercolor by Jessica Mack Brown Paper Bunny

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, so how could I resist checking out the Fall collections....and maybe painting one or two. This was inspired by the Peter Som collection, it's just gorgeous, I may have to paint a few more!

Check out the little video below to see how I painted it (in fast motion).


Do you get excited for Fashion Week, and if so do you have a favorite designer or collection so far?

I'll let you in on a little secret. I am not at all fashionable, I hate clothes shopping, despise it in fact. If I could wear sweat pants and old t-shirts all the time I probably would. But I love fashion, the design of it, the colors, the textures. I view each piece as a work of art, and it's certainly something I enjoy illustrating!

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Getting Married!

Paris Proposal Eiffel Tower Engaged France

Recently my boyfriend whisked me away on a surprise trip to Paris and proposed. So after five years together it looks like we're making it official! You can read all about our Paris Proposal on Our International Wedding.

So we've started planning for the wedding, and all that it involves, including picking a dress. Everything I look at is just so gorgeous, I'm having a lot of trouble deciding on a style. So I've been busily painting wedding dresses in hopes that it will help me make up my mind.

Here's one that I am working on today:

Blushing Bride watercolor illustration wedding dress Brown Paper Bunny Jessica Mack

Click play to watch the little time-lapse of me painting it:


And here's another I painted yesterday:




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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sketchbook Project 2014: Foxy

Watercolor fox illustration with watercolor and ink by Jessica Mack Brown Paper Bunny

I recently completed and sent in my Sketchbook Project book. If you aren't familiar with the project, it is run by the Art House Co-op in Brooklyn New York, and involves them sending you out a sketchbook which you then complete over several months and sent back to them. All of the sketchbooks then go on a tour to venues around the world before going back to live in the Art House Library in Brooklyn. I've done the project every year. Last year I painted what I wore each day, in ten minutes or less. You can check it out on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/BPBSketchbookProject2013

Ode to Robert Farkas watercolor fox illustration Jessica Mack Brown Paper Bunny

This year, with all the travel, getting ready to move again, getting engaged etc. I really left it until the last minute to finish. Luckily they extended the deadline by a few days, so I quickly ripped out all the regular paper and rebound my book with high-quality watercolor paper (and less pages), picked a topic and started work!

Cute baby fox illustration painted in watercolor by Jessica Mack Brown Paper Bunny

I have a real thing for foxes, so I decided to fill my book with little watercolor paintings of foxes in different styles.

Mother and baby fox illustration painting in watercolor by Jessica Mack Brown Paper Bunny

Click the image below to watch a short timelapse video of me painting it. :)

Jumping foxes illustration in watercolor by Jessica Mack BrownPaperBunny

Here's a quick video look at the whole thing, do you have a favorite?



I also had a couple of requests, so I've put the paintings up for sale as prints in my Society6 store. Like this little guy:
Fox illustration for sale Society6 watercolor Jessica Mack Brown Paper Bunny

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