Tribute to AA Milne and EH Shepard – Winnie the Pooh

So, I run a private group on facebook dedicated to daily sketching/drawing. Every month I put out a calendar of prompts and you draw which ever prompt inspires you the most. The point is to just draw every day, skill level doesn’t matter.

Well… January 18th was A.A. Milne’s Birthday also known as Winnie the Pooh Day, that day the prompt was to Draw a winter activity to include Pooh & gang.

I grew up watching winnie the pooh, back in the early 70’s I had a pooh-bear, so early Winnie the Pooh holds a special place in my heart. As an adult I admire EH Shepard’s original illustrations of Pooh & gang, which is more or less what I based this drawing on.

Needless to say, I was very inspired. And yet again, I feel as though this is a direction I need to explore more of.

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Feb 13, 2016 at 7:19pm PST

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Here are some detailed shots as I completed them:
Pooh:

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Feb 9, 2016 at 7:20pm PST

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Eeyore:

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:55am PST

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I’m hoping to get the illustration finished in the next few days.