Thursday, December 27, 2007


The sourpuss in me understands that January 1st is just another day. But I can't resist making New Year's resolutions and setting lofty goals. One illustration goal involves my people. When I sketch, my people are fun! As I fine-tune a drawing, characters tend to become more realistic (less playful). With this illustration I tried to maintain both the whimsical character design and exaggerated gesture of the original sketch.


Mrs. Chili said...

I've written a book that needs illustrating. Are you interested?

Gina Perry said...

I like it! Before I even read your post I noticed the girl was definitely more stylized than I've seen from you. And the gesture is wonderful as well, nice!

John B. Watson said...

Love it! Now you're getting somwhere. The colors and pose are great as is the facial expression. I'd be blown away to see a whole book that feels like this illustration (you could probably push the exaggeration/stylization even more if you wanted to...) You're off to a good start for 2008!