One of the best parts of our Thanksgiving celebration is the leftovers. In keeping with that spirit (and because I promised) today’s post features two drawing left over from past Illustration Friday attempts.
This started out as one of many sketches for the theme “Shy”. I chose to go in an even more PG direction, however, and this one remains a glorified sketch. I like the composition of it, the light effects are hinted at nicely, and the way the two characters relate to each other is exactly what I was shooting for.
This next one may look more familiar:
As I hinted at in the comments section of the post “Call Me Steam”, the color version of this picture actually came first. I wasn’t happy with the way things were going, though. The picture was nice enough, but the theme it was meant to illustrate was “Whiskers”. That just wasn’t coming through very clearly. I like a nice, immediate illustration, since people often only look at them for a few seconds, unless it catches their eyes.
So the simpler, more graphic version made the cut. I came back to the color version earlier this evening and tinkered with it just a bit more. I added some more streaks to the mirror fog and tweaked some of the shadows. The boy also now sports a collarbone and a nipple.