I've been going through a new animal drawing book by Glenn Vilppu. He's a wonderful draftsman and the book inspired me to paint this early morning black bear, wandering out to start his day. I used a photo from the wonderful website WetCanvas' reference photo library.
I recently rediscovered a wonderful colour called Magenta. I say rediscovered because, I had it on my palette years ago and replaced it somewhere along the road. My palette is always changing and putting this lovely purple back into the picture is, so far, great! : )