October 07, 2010
Oh Yes, It Is Quite Heavy
An illustration from a story that is currently in utero. Beginning to get a feel for this whole flat shape/texture/collage-type business and how it relates to my brush drawings. I started with the girl (who, as it happens, is not a christmas ornament), built the landscape around her via digital cut-and-paste, then released all them spiny little doo-dads on set and sort of shooed them into proper position. My process feels like this, but with at least two more penguins.
Actually, looking at the thumbnail, the hedgehogs resemble these weird, spiked and inedible red berries that used to grow in the yards of my childhood. In Wilmington, in abundancia.