Here’s a skateboarder with a groovy board. I think the pattern on the shoes is distracting, but the client liked it.
Number 79 of 150
Is this our first one with fun, brightly dyed hair? It might be. It was fun to figure out what technique to use to show the dyed hair.
Number 77 of 150
Here’s a chubby little boy holding out a birthday present. The client asked me to put a pattern on his little vest, but I didn’t like how that was looking. So, I added a dino in his pocket instead. The client agreed that they liked that better.
Number 70 of 150
This boy is diabetic and is wearing a visible glucose monitor on his upper arm.
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 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 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 55 of 150
A boy with longer, shaggy hair. The hair reference the client gave me for this one was a picture of D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai as Bear Smallhill in Reservation dogs.
I’m not really sure why, but some of the characters in this project were supposed to be drawn with them holding up their hand(s) as if holding something. This was a collaborative project, with different artists handing different parts, so that’s not too weird. But I was never told what they were to be holding. Any guesses?
Number 52 of 150
Here’s the first larger body size character for this batch. A boy aged 7-9.
Number 49 of 150
A boy with a puffer vest and shaggy hair.