Well, this week I was inspired to look through a collection of doodles to use for this week’s assignment. I found this one, and wanted to build off of the characters and overall idea for this piece. I had drawn the original while I was in high school and used coloring pencils on watercolor paper. (I know, I don’t get it either.) I never liked the look of the final product, yet liked the expressions and feeling of the characters so I held onto it (something I don’t do very well).
I also am in the process of sending some drawings to other businesses who only want grayscale illustrations. Knowing this, I thought while altering this one I would fiddle with the grayscale pallet to get my feet wet for the illustrations that await me. As you know I LOVE playing with light, contrasts and shadows so I had a GRAND OL’ time with this one! Using a limited pallet allows me to play even further with lighting affects, so I really felt like I was in my element! It was also fun to build off of the illustration that I completed in high school and put my own take on it now. It was equally rewarding to see it remade and far from the watercolor paper that it started from. I have to wonder what that high school mind was thinking!? 🙂 Have a safe and blessed holiday and week!