Week 45: Leaves
My daughter was playing around on ‘Sketchpad.io,’ so I thought I would have a go as I am always happy to try out new mediums.
Here is my attempt at ‘Leaves.’ I had the story Jack And The Beanstalk in mind when I created this image:
There has been a great trend for digital collage style illustrations in picture books in the past ten years. I am a fan of that style and love playing with patterned backgrounds. For example the Charlie and Lola books by Lauren Child, by David Mackintosh’s books, eg: Marshall Armstrong Is New To Our School and the wonderful illustrations by Liz Anelli.
Week 46: Circus
This is a great them and so many ideas could have been created. Sometimes just choosing the one idea can be a challenge in itself. I recalled that the collective noun for puffins was circus, so that was the basis of the idea for this weeks them, A Circus Of Puffins.
Here is the initial sketch which part of me prefers as I am always hesitant to add colour incase I ruin the image:
And here is the coloured version in pencil crayon which is not 100% satisfactory but that’s because I ran out of time and am trying not to be too precious with my illustrations during this challenge. My focus is provide an illustration within the deadline rather than finish a polished artwork each week.
Now to the next theme: New York!