This idea was the result of one of those research rabbit holes you fall into when you’re casting about for inspiration. I did a whole page of character sketches, some pretty accurate, and some more cartoony, before settling on the look for this little guy, whom I’d like to work with a little more.
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.
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 . . .
The final sketch! I’ll post my thoughts about this year’s personal challenge tomorrow.
Skipping ahead a day on the #Storystorm list. ONE OF THESE DAYS, I’ll come up with a viable picture book idea for chairs!
If you are not allowed a pet, any beloved object is an acceptable stand-in. The flowered China Cat is a great comfort.
This idea started with a nightmare I head as a child about a dinosaur stepping right through the roof of my house. I was thinking about difference in scale after yesterday’s post, so I thought I’d make *this* dinosaur small enough to be a pet on a leash–and not going about stepping on people’s houses.
This #Storystorm idea was very dark and too emotional to toss off on a quick sketch, so I’m substituting a small character sketch I did on Day 19, for another WIP.
This is a character I’ve been thinking about for some time–not sure I have her yet. Nothing to do with today’s #Storystorm idea, but a better use of my time!