First picture of 2012 is Arcanine! I made this for a friend of mine...way belated christmas present. He doesn't know about it yet and doesn't have a dA so I can still post it
It's one of his favorite pokemon I think.
This one was going to turn out a disaster but I managed to save it. I'm trying to get better at water colour but I had to use some gouache to lighten up some areas because the Arcanine was getting lost in all the flames.
The top corner's color came off because I wet the back of the paper to flatten it once I finished painting...the water rolled to the front and took off the paint
This is water colour and gouache on 5.5 x 8.5" 140 lb coldpress watercolor paper
Thanks for looking!