Friday, April 30, 2010


It's Friday, and we all know what that means - Illustration Friday time!!

I have this picture that was taken maybe about an hour after Wolfgang was born. He's all bathed and freshly fed. I'm all showered and comfy, and the two of us are snuggled together all cozy. A far cry from the mayhem and slime of just a short while earlier.

So when I saw this week's IF prompt "cocoon", I thought of that photo. Wolfgang, all comfy cozy, wrapped up in a little hospital issued cotton cocoon.

It should be noted, that while I sketched this, Wolfgang sat a couple of feet away from me. He was blowing things up on some XBOX game, and probably wishing I wasn't around so he could appropriately swear at the thing.

I showed him the sketch, and he was at peace.

Okay... I made that last part up.


  1. That's a beautiful sketch.

    ...and that last line cracked me up, right out loud!

  2. Really lovely illustration and great story, I know exactly where you're coming from!

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  4. Hah - so cunning, but I suspected that the last part might have been a bit of a fabrication...

  5. Very nice sketch. Captures the innocence. Too bad they all have to grow up.

  6. This is EXACTLY how I remember my little guys those first hours/days. After that, they acted like a cat in bathwater when I tried to swaddle them!