i always had much admiration for my illustrator friends at CSULB. i'm a graphic designer and not much of a character designer. Mai S Kemble is an exceptional watercolor painter and children's book illustrator. This is for the cover of her latest book "I Can Speak Bully" by Kevin Morrison...
Mai was interviewed on the Big Illustration Party Time podcast. i believe you can download or listen to it here.
you should also check out all of Mai's adorable illustrations on her site here, and this is her blog!
ps. i love this peter pan themed piece she did for her family; definitely go see her work.