I've been working on lots of stuff but of course nothing I can show you. But the blog needs an update! So I dug into my sketch pile!
These are my character sketches from the book I illustrated for JibJab, A Perfect Princess Day. They are marker and pencil on printer paper. I know, how thrifty of me. Actually we just have this giant stack of weirdly shaped printer paper that I'm trying to use up. It's a really annoying size.
I don't know how I keep ending up drawing horses all the time. Animal drawing isn't really my thang.
I love messing with costume ideas. It's ALMOST the funnest part!
For some reason when I sketch my drawings tend to overlap and run into each other. I'm not sure why that is...yes I am. Poor planning.
For each character I made a sketch and then did a quick color mock up that I could reference while I was doing the final illustrations. I went through a lot of different color ideas before I landed on the final ones, and I had to look at all the girls together to make sure they looked good as a group (color-wise).
I was super into patterns in this book. Patterns are fun and pretty!!
Ew that drawing in the middle is pretty sloppy. Yuck! I can see why I didn't finish that thought.
More exciting update soon!