Today I have been trying to illustrate and create a character that I am currently writing about for a children’s picture book. The theme of the story is set in the 1920’s and a young girl is writing letters to her father who is sailing to Australia from Jersey, Channel Islands for work.
I actually need to get my daughter to pose for me in this position so I can sketch the body posture more accurately.
Painting digitally is a strange experience. But I do like the control over any mistakes made. They can just be ‘undone’ at the click of a button.
As I only have black and white photos of my ancestors, I had to do a quick Google search to check what colours clothing fabric would have been in the 1920’s.
To be continued…