Monday, May 21, 2012

Newest Jailbird Illustration

I just finished another scene for my Jailbird in my Treehouse project. It is evolving slightly, the little girl's clothes have changed  a bit (I think it will be implied in the story that she goes to some sort of Catholic school where uniforms are necessary,) and I have added a sweet, semi clueless Grandma character who is totally in the dark about the convict living there. I liked the idea of the little girl living with just her Grandma in a little old person house, and contrasting this with all of the roughness and vulgarity of a secretly hidden convict (who puts up with the little girl's subtle influences-such as crazy straws in his coffee). In this scene, the Grandma is wondering when the little girl started drinking coffee and eating so much.

*I'm also submitting this to this week's IF topic: "sight." Might be a bit of a stretch, but the kitchen is quite a "sight," and Grandma can't see too well...that's enough rationalizing for submitting, I think.

8 comments:

  1. Haha, well he is clearly a convict now! (I didn't know before!) Haha, it was such a wonderful sketch but it really comes to life in color. I love the kitchen color scheme! And really cool with the grayscale room as contrast. Looks so great!

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    1. Thanks Cindy, I'm glad you like the colors. I wanted to make the kitchen quite a bit lighter than the dark room the convict is hiding in.

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  2. This is really cool! I love your style :D

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    1. Thanks Nic! I feel I'm finally getting comfortable with this new style, so that's great to hear.

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  3. Fabulous illo, great colour work

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  4. wonderful illustration, I love the Grandma

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  5. The Grandma is a great addition to the 2 original, fun characters!!! Can't wait for the next installment!

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