At the close of last month’s #sketchsquall challenge, I picked four of the ideas to develop further. The plan is to spend one week on each. The ones I chose were numbers 1, 8, 9 and 28 (scroll down to see the #sketchsquall images).
It’s the end of week one, and I’m happy with the progress–I’ve done some sketching, begun to plan out an image to paint, and even have some text, scribbled on a post-it. After spending quality time with this idea, I still like it–and even better, I think it has pb potential, which is good news. 🙂
This #Storystorm idea generated several images–this one is almost a match for what was in my head, which is rare. The problem is, I think the real estate of a traditional picture book is not a good fit: I see a tiny book around the size of the Warne editions of Peter Rabbit.
This #Storystorm idea turned out to be pretty much just two characters talking to each other. I couldn’t come up with an interesting way to frame it that would be fun to draw, so I did what I do sometimes, I started drawing a character and let the pose evolve. Whether this helps the idea, or sets off in another direction, I can’t tell yet.
One comment on my 2020 post for #Storystorm said I should do something with the squirrels–which I thought was a good idea. But it’s been several years since I drew those little fellows, and I wasn’t sure I remembered how to draw them (!), so it took some time to get back into the squirrel vibe. Not the best excuse, but it’s all I have. 🙂
This #Storystorm idea needs a retro look, so I’ve been steeping myself in the paintings of Disney artist Mary Blair. I’m finding it hard to get the shapes right–but looking forward to adding color, either by collage or paint . . . and that’s something I very rarely say!