The project also includes diverse body types. So, this boy has a larger body type than the others so far.
A pretty color plaid overshirt and bantu knots. I hadn’t drawn that hairstyle before. I think she’s cute.
I was proud of how the tie-dye pattern and cornrows turned out. This one is intentionally ambiguous on gender because we wanted to be fully inclusive.
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.
Another one. This project is for a Build-a-Book App for Learning A-Z.
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.
I just recently completed a project for Learning A-Z. I drew 150 characters, full color, isolated on white. Here’s the first one.
Isn’t she cute?
I just finished a series of 12 illustrations for Positive Promotions. These were not children’s illustrations, as is my typical genre, but very corporate-targeted cartoons for a customer service department. I think they may go with an established training program or something, but I didn’t get any details on their exact purpose.
If you’ve followed me at all, you’ll notice that these pieces are not anything close to my typical art style. Instead, these were meant to match some previous artwork that the company had been using for years. I can typically match other art styles, as long as they’re cartoonish rather than realistic.
I didn’t even draw these in my trusty Adobe Photoshop, but instead used Adobe Illustrator. The project wasn’t very technical. Just simple shapes and paths with fixed-width lines. Still, it was a good opportunity to brush up on my Illustrator skills which I haven’t had much call to use lately.
I’m sharing these samples to show that I can match other cartoon art styles, and that I can work in Adobe Illustrator. Just in case that’s something you’re looking for. As always, I am accepting commissions. Contact me for more information.
A couple of weeks ago, while waiting for a response from a client on a project, I created this MonstersGo piece. It was based on a child’s drawing by a kid named Violet. Then, when I was almost finished, I got my client response and had to get back to real work. I popped it up on Instagram real quick, I but didn’t bother with my other social media at the time. Well, now that project’s finished, so I can get back to sharing this little dragon kitty all the places I normally share stuff. Here you go!
Here’s a commission I finished this week. It was drawn for Isaiah Vest with the group Stileto. It’s a cover for a song titled Coffee and Drugs. The album will drop on April 22nd.
Because of the song title, the image contains drug themes. Nothing egregious, just some pills spilled on a table. But since I’m primarily a children’s illustrator, I’ll hide it behind a link. Click here to view final image.
Here’s a safe version: