Here’s the 5th illustration for the book project I just finished for Learning A-Z. Page 7 of The Neighborhood’s Night by Juliana Catherine.
This is the last one in the project that has fancy lighting. From here on out the characters will be indoors under regular lights, which is a lot easier, but not as pretty.
Anyway, Leena and Amir are in the backseat of the car as their mom drives them away from their house towards the evacuation shelter. Leena is sad and worried. Amir is too young to understand, so is sleeping. He spends most of the book asleep, actually.
In the sketch phase for this one, I originally drew it at a different angle because I didn’t realize two-year olds, the age Amir is supposed to be, still have to be in rear-facing carseats. I thought they could front-face when they turned one. Nope. It either changed since my kids were that age, or I was remembering it wrong. Anyway, at first I drew them both facing forward. I had to completely redraw it at this angle so that both the kids’ faces are visible. Glad I caught it before I sent it to the client.
Here’s a new one for that series I’m doing with this group of middle school kids. This one’s a sleepover and our main character (I should really give her a name) is having a sleepover with all her BFFs. She’s playing a video game (Mario Cart, perhaps?) against her very best bestie. Two more friends are painting nails on the floor and a fifth girl has already conked out and gone to sleep. (Hopefully they won’t put her bra in the freezer later!)
Edit: It was too green, so I made it bluer and updated the image. Better now, I think. 🙂
I really liked that comic book page I did for Illustration Friday, so I decided to expand it. This is the 2-page spread that would go immediately before the one in my previous post. Click the image for a larger version. I have an idea what would come next, but I’m not sure if I’ll continue the series. I guess it depends on what I feel like and whether people want to see more.