Now comes my favorite part . . . THE BEAR! It's time to get dressed in a beautiful spring parky. I quickly roughed in the colors for the parky, head-dress, belt and mukluks my spring bear would wear. I also put down the first layer of fur on the body. I liked the color and form of the parky so I went ahead and added some details after shading. The tiny pink flowers on the light green background shout "SPRINGTIME!". I added some soft, grassy texture to the foreground so it wouldn't look so flat, placing her shadow beneath her dancing feet. This painting really picked up speed, and I loved the direction it was going. I could see the personality of this polar bear emerging during the process of adding paint to canvas. I love being an artist.