My version of the Slender Man.
This is my submission for Illustration Friday’s prompt of creature.
And here’s something completely different. Bear and Coyote. I think Coyote shouldn’t have stolen Bear’s fish. But Coyote, being the trickster he is, will get out of it somehow.
I should mention that, although this is in a tribal style with Native American folklore characters, I’m not a member of any indigenous nation. I don’t want to mislead anyone into thinking I identify as a Native Artist.
I don’t plan to do any more in this style because I’m worried that it counts as cultural appropriation. I did this one because I think the style is beautiful and I wanted to see what I could do with it. I really like how it turned out and it’s my own idea and my own story, but it isn’t in a style I have a cultural connection with. I don’t want to upset anyone and I can see how it might, so I’ll limit myself to just this one.
Here’s a quick little sketch for Illustration Friday.
I realized I’ve never posted any realistic portraits of people to this blog. So, I created this just to show I can. It’s a portrait of my daughter Katie. It’s drawn in Photoshop using a photo I took a few weeks ago as reference. This is an actual digital drawing, not a Photoshop filter trick.
It also counts for this week’s Illustration Friday prompt of Children. Well, child, anyway.
This week’s Illustration Friday prompt is one of my suggestions. Isn’t that nice?
Because llamas have wool.
Perspective on something geometric, like a building, is much easier to do than perspective on something organic, like people. So, this was a challenge. I’m not 100% happy with it, but I’m sharing anyway. Enjoy.
I don’t know why, but I’m really proud of that contrail. That came out well, I think.