This #Storystorm idea was about one of my grandcats, who likes to capture Christmas ornaments and hide them. Not wanting to do a Christmas-themed sketch, I thought about what would happen if he tried to capture another spherical object–one that might be a little too much for him.
Sometimes I like what comes out of my pencil better than what comes out of my head. This started out as an exploration of daisies, an ancient and fascinating family of flowering plants (of which sunflowers are a member). So the little flying person was something of a surprise.
These are two of the grandkids. The #Storystorm idea for today was a little more involved, but it took me so long to capture the poses for these two that I left it here.
This was another board book idea. I love board books, but that’s the design side of my brain. The illustration side wanted to do it this way.
Very quick sketch today for an elusive idea. The original will probably work best as a board book, but I wanted to do something more realistic, so the operative word here is “stop.” A tiny sidewalk flower is a good thing to stop for.
Okay, I scared myself with this one, so perhaps not the best picture book idea. It started out to be about not wanting to do chores . . . kind of . . . and morphed into the Revenge of the Laundry Monster.
The first go at this image was not working for me, so here’s a very rough replacement. Closer to the feeling I was after, better energy.
I’ve wanted to give this character a story for YEARS. I would have concentrated on plot and left out the heart if I had tried sooner, so maybe waiting is a good thing!
Apparently I can’t draw cats. I will have to work on that. But since this little guy is so insistent, I’ve decided Day 2’s story would work better with a sad (or angry?) gerbil after all.
It feels good to be drawing again, but I’m rusty. Hoping this challenge will get me back on track. This image is not super powerful, but whenever I can get characters interacting, that’s a win. Not a complete story idea yet by any means . . .