Thursday, February 28, 2013

Illustration Friday: WHISPER

"Stay still! They almost never think to look up here!"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Illustration Friday: WOOL!

Did this week's early for once! This one was a fun one, though taking clothes from a Goodwill box for a snowman could be seen as a bit controversial.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Illustration Friday: STORM

I'm guessing a lot of entries this week will be snow related! Mine is inspired by my comfortable cat, who always sees the opportunities in something soft and sleep-worthy. Also, the feeling of being snug and safe inside while the outdoors is transforming into an arctic landscape.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Character Mentor: a good read!

Here's a good book about character illustration that I've been reading lately, Character Mentor. It's been a great help as I try to make my illustration characters seem more alive. Things like tilting the head, twisting the body, ways to make characters look less stiff. I am still absorbing it, and there's lots I haven't quite gotten to yet (which way do clothes fall?) but it's been a real help! It's a nice companion to Walt Stanchfield's Drawn to Life.

Illustration Friday - WHEEL!

This one was finished under the wire! The boy has kind of a giant head, the whole unicycle is a little awkward, but I had fun drawing it!

Leaning side to side to keep his balance was part of staying upright, and Alowishus finally made it all the way up and down the driveway without stopping once. Ta daaa!