Thursday, November 20, 2008

Practice Illustration for Book Character....and a fairy

I've been working on illustrations for a children's book character I have in mind. The styles and faces are vastly different as I audition different things to see what I like best.

I colored in some with watercolors to see how they would look finished.

I drew the Violet character from Steve Breen's book, "Violet, the Pilot", to get a feel for a different style. I love Steve's book and illustrations and discovered that he's an award winning political cartoonist. His charactures of politicians and events are wonderful and hilarious! What an amazing artist! His caracter, Violet, is the one on the top half of the page.

I needed to practice drawing noses and am working on profiles...something I've not done and badly need practice with...

My character eats cereal in the morning...I'm not sure if this is the image I'll use...I just wanted to practice making her look a little dishevelled with "morning hair".

These were actually inspired by photos of my little girl when she was younger...

...and a fairy. I'm not really a fairy person, but got a book for my daughter and couldn't help trying one of the illustrations in it.


Hayley said...

Penny, Max and I are at his parents's house, and we all wanted to wish you guys a Merry Christmas.

Also, Max and I plan to make a trip back to SC sometime in 2009. I hope we can get together!

(I love the illustrations by the way!)

Arteefaque: (är'tə-fākt') * said...

These are lovely. They remind me of childhood actually..and I thank you for doing just that!