I've been busy working on an illustration homework assignment for a conference I'm attending in a couple of weeks, so I didn't have time to create a new illustration for this week's 'Illustration Friday' word challenge, which this week is "Journey." So, instead, I went through my portfolio and found this image which I did last year. A little gray rabbit is starting out on a journey in a hot air balloon, I think it fits the theme quite well. As you might be able to tell, I've been heavily influenced by children's book illustrators like Garth Williams and Richard Scarry. My image was digitally painted in Corel Painter using various brushes, primarily the gouache and chalk brushes.