A deaf child signing, “Friend.” I think space buns are my new favorite hairstyle to draw on little girls.
Number 68 of 150
A child who uses a walker. Some walkers have a seat on them like this. Looks like they’re catching their breath before planting that little tree. They intentionally look a bit tired, maybe unhealthy, though there were no specifics given on what condition they have to make a walker necessary.
Number 67 of 150
A blind boy in raingear walking with the aid of a white cane.
This image had originally called for the boy to have a guide dog, because a kid and a dog are inherently cute together. But when looking for reference images of kids with guide dogs, I learned that blind kids don’t actually get guide dogs. You generally have to be 18 for a guide animal. I relayed this to the client and they changed the specs. So, I guess I sort of took away this boy’s dog and gave him a cane instead. If it helps, later in this batch there will be a man with a guide dog instead. Not as cute, but more accurate.
Number 66 of 150
I was proud of several things on this one. The wheelchair, the leaves, her face at that upward angle. I think she’s enjoying herself.
Number 65 of 150
A skateboarder with a prosthetic arm. One of those 3D printed ones in the fun colors. The client chose the colors.
I particularly like how the kid’s t-shirt print came out. This was changed in the final phase with the client instructing me to create a geometric print for their shirt.
The long hair was included both to help show a little more movement and to make the character’s gender a little more ambiguous.
Number 64 of 150
This one was fun. He’s cute, throwing that snowball. And drawing winterwear feels so warm and cozy. I enjoyed drawing the little detail on the hat and gloves so much that I went on to decorate several more characters’ winter wear the same way later in the project.
Number 63 of 150
Here’s a girl at a birthday party who uses a wheelchair. I broke out my perspective ruler tools for this one.
Number 62 of 150
This boy is walking with forearm crutches. I was to draw him as if he were walking to school wearing a backpack. I actually kind of like drawing backpacks, for some reason.
Number 61 of 150
Starting a new batch. This round will be 15 illustrations of diverse people with various visible disabilities. From this point on, I feel like the poses the client requestes got more interesting. A little bit more dynamic? I do feel like the characters in the previous batches got short-changed a little, though. They also started incorporating props.
Anyway, the first one’s a little girl with a cochlear implant playing the tambourine.
Number 60 of 150
This old guy’s in western wear from his boots to his bolo tie.