My Aunty Sampie and Pops, circa 1974. Photo courtesy of my Grandpa David
Here's some tinkering I did for a Charlie and the Chocolate factory creation!
I didn't get the illo job, but I had a great time dreaming up the characters that everyone has been so familiar with. I loved the original 70's movie depictions (though I promise, I love the book much much more), and tried to veer away from it- though retaining that warmth. Somehow an ugly scratchy 70's sweater fits, and the poor boy needs that acrylic warmth as watery cabbage soup doesn't do much filling up.
Also took in my Dad's rockin' pageboy haircut and angelic grin into reference!
Love drawing that haircut, might have to save it for another project :).
So I got to do a lil' Wild reading and character draw in my Mom's classroom, which was a blast.
Actually didn't want to leave after the session, these kids were hilarious.
I taught these kiddos how to draw Wild girl as well as a baby bear, and was so thrilled with how awesome all the drawings were in the end. I wish I had done a session like this BEFORE finishing up the book- it would've given me a whole lotta insight on how much I could have played with her character. Think some of these drawings are totally book-worthy (I'm not saying that to be nice or cute or supportive for young artists or anything, I'm saying this because I think there's some killer illustrative styles going on).
(how fricken fantastic is that last one, best for last)
It's been a long long long long time since I last posted.
Just to let you know I am not dead, and I haven't forgotten about you all.
I just finished my first book with Flying Eye Bookscalled Wild (which will be out next month), which I've been working on for the past half year. It feels good to have time off to doodle and come back into the blogging world again!
I will be posting a lot more, but in the meantime enjoy this weird fantasy food chain (looks better when bigger) . I've been drawing so much foliage, it's been working it's way into everything I draw. Also little babies. Deal with it.
I've been pretty under the radar for the past few months, but it doesn't mean I haven't been keeping busy- my non-work related doodling has been pretty minimal, yeep.
I had the lovely chance to stay with my lovely friend Raquel + the rest of my adopted Fernan family in Zurich over the Christmas break! I made the most out of my trip by drinking tea, eating Panettone, reading, hiking around the woods and listening to Albi sing every song on the Mamma Mia soundtrack. It was a pretty glorious holiday!
I don't have many things to post. Just trees (had a lot of time to soak in new tree textures, yee) & girly sketches, mainly trying to grasp this marker concept.