Rachelle Skinner

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Children’s Illustration

    Polar Bears Staying Warm


    Here’s some polar bears trying to keep warm. Illustrated in watercolor and pen.

    The winter here in Minnesota has been unusually mild so far. We’ve only had a handful of days get down to what I’d call “normal” for us. That’d be around the single digits, down to about -10F. We’ve had so many days get above 30F that there’s barely any snow on the ground. It even got above 40F yesterday! It’s crazy!

    Watercolor Narwhal


    This is another result of watching too many nature documentaries. Even some of the nature docs like to call them “the unicorns of the sea.” They are really fascinating creatures though so I can see why so many people love them. I personally find myself loving all the arctic sea creatures. It’s amazing what they need to do to survive in that environment.

    This cute watercolor narwhal is available on a variety of items at Society6.

    Watercolor Baby Harp Seal

    I love drawing cute things! I watch a ton of nature documentaries too so I feel like it’s only natural that I keep painting cute animal pictures. This is a baby harp seal which you’ve probably seen pictures of before.

    Picture credit: Cassandra D./National Geographic


    So cute! I couldn’t resist painting that happy face. It’s very much winter in Minnesota too so painting a winter scene seemed appropriate. I’ll probably do a few more winter scenes before the snow melts.