Number 24 of 150

Moving on to ages 10-12. This one was fun. Her shirt pattern was a scatter brush of simple flower stamps. I squished the ones on the elastic portion sideways to make them look like smocking. The original version showed her belly a little, but the client wanted that covered to make it a little more conservative. I think she’s our first one with braces, also.

A girl, aged 10-12 stands with one hand on her hip and the other raised as if gesturing.  She is smiling with braces.  She has flower earrings.  Her hair is black, long, and wavy.  She is wearing light purple capri jeans and slip-on sneakers.  Her shirt has a small floral pattern with short, puffed sleeves, a wide elastic neck, and an elastic smocked section around the belly.  She is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

Number 17 of 150

One subtle change that the client made in this batch was to have me give many of the dark-eyed characters colored irises. It’s slightly faster just to color the irises and pupils both black, and honestly it isn’t that noticeable. (When you’re doing 150 characters on a tight schedule, even little time-savers add up.) But the client did notice about halfway through this batch and asked me to change it going forward. Since they didn’t have me go back and change the previous batch, in order to preserve consistency, I colored the irises of some of the dark-eyed characters brown, and some black. Later images with black characters (there are more coming up) will have brown irises, just to balance out all the black irises I used before.

But, back to today’s post. This guy’s waving, or maybe raising his hand to answer a question? I gave him a dinosaur t-shirt as an interesting detail. Not really Christmassy, I’ll admit, but that’s the one that fell on today.

A boy, aged 4-6 stands with his arm raised.  He might be waving or raising his hand to answer a question.  He's Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.  He's wearing a shirt with a dinosaur printed on it, striped shorts, and flip-flop sandals.