I don’t really have much to say about this one. Just a boy in jeans and a hoodie.
This little guy is happy, isn’t he?
Glasses and a checker-printed shirt. I think I tried to give him a Hawaiian shirt, but the client didn’t want to overdo those in this batch.
Here’s our first one with glasses in this batch. And, I think, the first one wearing a cammo print in the project.
A fun tie-dye shirt over sweatpants.
One subtle change that the client made in this batch was to have me give many of the dark-eyed characters colored irises. It’s slightly faster just to color the irises and pupils both black, and honestly it isn’t that noticeable. (When you’re doing 150 characters on a tight schedule, even little time-savers add up.) But the client did notice about halfway through this batch and asked me to change it going forward. Since they didn’t have me go back and change the previous batch, in order to preserve consistency, I colored the irises of some of the dark-eyed characters brown, and some black. Later images with black characters (there are more coming up) will have brown irises, just to balance out all the black irises I used before.
But, back to today’s post. This guy’s waving, or maybe raising his hand to answer a question? I gave him a dinosaur t-shirt as an interesting detail. Not really Christmassy, I’ll admit, but that’s the one that fell on today.
I love his freckles! And his hair!
The project also includes diverse body types. So, this boy has a larger body type than the others so far.
Number four of 150.
This project was divided into 10 batches of 15 images each. Most batches had two little kids aged 4-6, 6 kids ages 7-9, 3 aged 10-13, and four adults. Most of the batches focused on a specific racial/ethnic group in order to ensure that we included a full range of ages and gender expressions for each racial/ethnic group, especially for the kids. We didn’t want to risk leaving anyone out.
As you can see, this guy is supposed to be black, age 7-9, thin body type, with a male gender expression, wearing glasses.
Yes, this is going to be a series. I’m planning to share all 150 of these, one every other day.
This little guy seems happy.