This style of prosthetic leg and foot always seemed really interesting to me. I’m glad I got to draw one.
Tag: children’s illustration
Number 73 of 150
This artist uses a wheelchair.
The client was pushing the scope of the project on this one. Each of these were supposed to be one character isolated on white, some with a prop. I was willing to allow a little more leeway for this batch featuring the visibly disabled because their mobility devices are integral to their lives and become almost an extension of themselves. But there’s a limit. This image reached this limit because the client initially wanted not just what you see below, but also an easel and canvas. That would make it almost a full scene, which wasn’t what we bid. (To be fair, I don’t think the client intended to push any limits. It just happened.) I had to send that objection through my art rep and she straightened it out for me without ruffling any feathers. Janet’s great at that.
Number 72 of 150
Moving onto the adults, here we have a Muslim woman with a prosthetic leg.
Number 71 of 150
Here’s a wheelchair basketball player taking their shot.
Number 70 of 150
This boy is diabetic and is wearing a visible glucose monitor on his upper arm.
Number 69 of 150
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.