Inktober 2020 #13 – Slippery

Thought I’d do a quick one today, since yesterday’s took so long. A banana peel is a slippery thing to step on.

A simple drawing of a banana peel lying on the floor.

Actually though… that’s not all I made.

I intended to stop there but…

A little explanation, first. Sometime in the last year I saw in a store a pattern printed on a piece of cloth or wrapping paper or something (I don’t remember) that stuck with me for some reason. It was a simple line drawing of a pineapple, done in a hand-drawn style. Then they copied the drawing and gave it a variety of fanciful colors. Then scattered those in a seamless pattern across the print. It struck me as looking very nice for how simple the technique actually was.

I remembered thinking, I could do that. Only the colors seemed silly for a pineapple. Pineapples only come in a very limited range of colors. I thought it would be better to choose a fruit that had a better natural range of colors. (I don’t know why it struck me that the colors should be realistic, it just did.) And some variety in the drawings, maybe. Not just the one pineapple.

I was veering off from the original idea a bit at that point.

So, today I drew a banana peel for Inktober and then decided to draw some more bananas. In different colors. (Did you know that bananas come in a variety of colors, not just yellow and green?)

Anyway, here’s what I came up with.

A pattern of little drawings of bananas in various colors in various orientations.

Safety Book – Cover Image 1

I recently completed another coloring book for Positive Promotions.  This one is about teaching safety to kids.  I think it’s supposed to be handed out by the police and firefighters and such.  It’s about when to call 911, anti-bullying, crossing the street safely, anti-drug… things like that.

The cover has three color images showing different safety situations.  This first one shows a boy calling 911 for a house fire.

Safety Book - Cover Image 1