I had this idea for a story awhile back about a little girl who wants to help figure out light pollution in her city...I think I only did one set of character sketches a year or so ago but now I feel like figuring out who she is again and figuring out how to tell her story!
I work in illustrator for my day job and I never really thought about using it for my freelance work. Below I have the flat colors, then added texture, and in the last one I removed the texture from the face of the character. I've been playing with this idea of keeping the skin of my characters without texture....I want the texture to do a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to shading but I also want you to be able to see the face clearly and and I feel that in the middle image the face gets lost. So I think finding this balance of texture here and there is going to be an editing dance I will have to do based on each illustration and it wont be a step by step process for me.... #figuringitout
I've been thinking about adding a store to my website for some time now and I am excited to get some items available for people to purchase! So excited! This is just a mock-up so I'll be making adjustments but I'm excited to share! :)
I haven't worked with these characters in some time...I feel like I'm out of sync with them, almost like I don't know them anymore...it's weird. I think I need to take a day or an afternoon and draw them doing stuff to get to know them again... #artistproblems #storytrouble
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