Friday, February 17, 2012

princess sketches!

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!


Xavier Yabut said...

These are really nice sketches!

Vince Vassallo said...

These are great! Nice to see all the process work! You've got some great paintings on your blog, congrats!