Maru VIII 9x12 charcoal and chalk on paper after Holbein
This is a concept sketch for Maru, an English lop rabbit that lived with me many years ago, and posed for the father of Snow White in a children's book I illustrated for Dutton Children's Books in 2005. Maru never got an old master of his own and I probably won't paint this one, since one of my cats is already in this particular painting and how many do you really need? Still, I wanted to see how he would look as a chunky royal bunny. I often do concept sketches to see if I'll like the final project.