Strange Bedfellows

Bob’s dreams were starting to keep him awake at night:

Strange Bedfellows

I seem to be having strange dreams lately…

This was my inspiration for this post.  LOL!

The weird creatures are blobs of watercolor paint.  I learned how to create these imaginary animals from Carla Sonheim.  She has an excellent book called, “Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals,” that I just love!

I added details and shading with a pencil and color pencils.  Bob is an old photo – a mystery man.  His pillow is a gelli-print and his bedspread is a doodle I did and copied.

My dad used to tell me, “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite!”

Sweet Dreams!  🙂

25 responses to “Strange Bedfellows

  1. Love this one!!! What a lovely idea and funny animals! Good idea for creating illustrations for children books. Thanks for sharing!!! 😊

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  2. Love these creatures! What a fun take on bad dreams 😝. My grandma always said that when she tucked me in too. ❤️

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  3. Very imaginative Jill! I like design of the page as well.

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  4. I enjoyed your painting and imaginative work too, Jill, but I’m even more drawn to the flower image above it! Not sure what type of flower it is, but there are red trumpets coming out? I’m looking on the ipad, not sure if I would still see this on the PC. I have included photos with posts and then deleted them, but sometimes my ipad can still see the deleted ones due to a WP glitch. Anyway, I really love the flower painting a lot! Just wanted you to know. I think you have a gift for flowers. Have a great day, Jill. 💛

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  5. I love doing drip and blob paintings and really like what you’ve done here. Adding the mystery man brings it to another level. N.

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  6. Having grown up on The Twilight Zone, I love intriguingly eerie images like this one. Awesome job with inventing nightmare monsters!

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  7. A little scary, a little silly, a little fun and a whole lot creative, Jill!

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  8. Awww I love those little creatures!! So cool Jill! And loved the preview for tomorrow, even though I’ll pretend I didn’t see it yet! (Psssst…it’s gorgeous!!) I just attempted my first real flower today but haven’t posted it yet. Imaginary or real, your work is awesome!! 😃👍🏻

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  9. I love this and all your art! I have been wanting to do this myself.

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