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.

A cartoon illustration of a blind Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander boy walking with a white cane.  He is in raingear, wearing a yellow raincoat and red rubber boots.  He also is wearing jeans.

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?

A cartoon illustration of an Indigenous American boy standing with one hand raised as if holding something.  He is smiling and has long, shaggy, black hair.  He's wearing black jeans, black sneakers, a white t-shirt, and a yellow plaid overshirt.