Monday, August 29, 2011

The Story of Cedric (IF: Disguise)

Pencil sketch (while traveling; thus the wobbly spelling) with digital color

From "The Story of Cedric," narrated by the strictly-truthful Mr. Mulliner:

"You ask me to put on yellow shoes with morning-clothes?" he whispered, the face beneath his shining silk hat pale and drawn.
"Here? In the Park? At the height of the Season?"
"Yes. Do hurry."
"But . . ."
"Mr. Mulliner! Surely? To oblige me?"

And, recollecting that this girl is not only the daughter of an Earl, but also related to the ffrench-ffarmiloes (not Kent ffrench-ffarmiloes but the Dorsetshire lot), he agrees to switch his tasteful black boots for her fiance's yellow atrocities--and spends the rest of the story trying to disguise his shocking footwear, which will ultimately turn him into a Revolutionary and (this is Wodehouse, after all) an engaged man.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rapunzel. I think. (IF: Influence)

Pencil with digital color
I'm sure that Rapunzel spent many hours creating elaborate new ways to fix her hair . . .

This is another "I should be working on something else but I want to draw long hair!" picture. (Yes, this happens to me frequently, which is why I 'specially enjoyed this custom blogger template.) Her dress is quite influenced by my favorite fashion era, the 1910s.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What I'm working on . . . custom blogger design

This custom blogger design was a fun project. On the left is my original sketch, on the right is the cleaned up, digitally colored finish. Now I think it's time to work on my picture book dummy . . . :)