Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

monster character sketches

Fooling with some character ideas for two little monster brothers...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

old vs new

old (cut paper style--didn't go over so well):

new (digital paint):

too subtle a difference? i toned down and simplified the palette, worried less about line and tried to retain some sketchiness, and blotted in color with bigger brush and generally tried to be looser (like the post below).

Thursday, July 09, 2009

too rough?

Is this too rough a drawing/style to be considered a finished piece for a picture book? It's been so hard to let myself be this loose and simple. Does it work?

I think most immediately of James Marshall and Quentin Blake (and more recently, Mo Willems) as examples of rough but simple PB illustration.