Creative opportunities have been scarce lately, but I have started on a new portfolio piece. I’m using an older Illustration Friday project that I did about 6 years ago. I always thought it would be a fun one to add color to. But, upon further reflection, I wanted to redo the characters – less stylized. It would be a good project to showcase different ethnicities.
So, it’s a work in progress and coming along nicely so far. It’s been a little more challenging – I’ve had more question marks – less certainty about what I wanted to add in terms of background and what would be too much. I don’t want a busy background that will draw attention away from what’s going on with the kids. I wasn’t sure what media would be the best – use pen like before and add watercolor? Or, go with the gouache plus color pencil? Needless to say, I’ve been working on a study to work out some of those details. Now, I’ve begun what will hopefully be the final.