The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is having a Postcard Illustration Contest. I created some images for the competition. They are supposed to be kite-themed. Here’s the first one.
Here is Doofus the BS fairy in the pose my father-in-law requested. Leaning back on a bar with one leg bent back to prop his boot on the rail. Holding a beer. I would have had him leaning straight back on the bar with both elbows propped up on the edge, but those wings get in the way. This is as close as I could get to that without crushing his wings.
Can we take a minute and admire the beer he’s holding?
I just really like that beer mug and the hand position. I think it turned out nice. The glass even looks shiny. Also, it’s the one thing in the image not smeared with filth.