Thursday, May 30, 2013

Illustration Friday: TENSION

This week's Illustration Friday challenge: TENSION!
Inspired by school pictures! The day you would have to wear stiff dressy clothing to school. Mom would try to tame your hair, and you'd wait in line to stand in front of the weird backdrop to have your picture taken. Posing very naturally, of course. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Illustration Friday: LIQUID

This one is inspired locker cleanout season! I can remember in junior high in June having to drag the big trash barrel over to our lockers and dig through a year's worth of papers, supplies, and....some old ewwy lunch that got buried in the mess somewhere.
This is my third week of trying to focus on character details without backgrounds. Challenging!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Illustration Friday: FUTURE

Another IF trying to work on character details. This one was inspired by an image I saw on Facebook last week of a childhood friend playing Twister with her kids. I remember Twister as being SO MUCH FREAKING FUN when I was a kid. When I was at a friend's house and they would pull out the vinyl Twister sheet, it was like THE MOST FUN THING EVER. I am not sure why.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Illustration Friday: TRIBUTE a band I never really listened to, but they were SO RECOGNIZABLE!! So fun as a kid to think about putting on the Kiss face paint -- now there are even Kiss kids' costumes you can buy!

SO many things wrong with the drawing -- this too big, that out of line, that too distracting, but maybe it's a GROWING image, hopefully one I can learn from. After the SCBWI conference last week, I am trying to focus more on character details, and it's HARD! More work to come on this.