WIP: With Sketchy People

I was out of town last week, but now I’m back and here’s what I was working on today. You’ll recognize the same scene from my last post, but I’ve added a bit of highlights and shading and I sketched in all the characters.

This scene is to be an illustration of Claudette Colvin’s March 2, 1955 refusal to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus. You can see Miss Colvin there in the middle, with her schoolbooks and her righteous defiance.

I’ll post more as I work on it.

A work in progress illustration of Claudette Colvin refusing to yield her seat on a Montgomery Alabama bus in 1955.  The interior of the bus is mostly complete, but the characters are only sketches on white backgrounds.

Rocket Ships

Rockets

Here’s just part of a background I’m working on.

Now consider this.  If we assume that these are rocket ships rather than missiles, this almost has to be an emergency evacuation.  My logic is that those rockets are blasting off at nearly the same time and way too close together to be anything any prudent space program would approve of.  Therefore, I think this depicts a, “Oh, holy crap!  Everyone get the hell off the planet, now, now, now, NOW!” situation going on here.

And we can assume these are rocket ships rather than missiles because I drew them and I’m telling you those are ships.

What, do you ask, might be the emergency?

Guess you’ll have to wait and see the finished piece.

Katie’s Monkey

Here’s a work in progress for a personal project I’m working on. My daughter wanted a poster of a monkey swinging by its tail from a tree with a banana. I’ve just about got the monkey done, next to tackle the scenery.  I’m working in Illustrator because I’m not sure how big she’s going to want me to print it.  Vector graphics are infinitely scaleable, unlike raster art.  Monkey for Katie