My entry for this week’s Illustration Friday topic, “Help” is an image from a children’s book that I’ve been working on about a girl who wants to take her well-meaning dinosaur to church. In the process, she teaches him how to be reverent.
This is from the beginning of the book where we learn how much time they spend together and how he (the dinosaur) helps her:
“In mornings puts her backpack on…”
“In evenings warms her toes.”
Really, how helpful is that?
For this week’s Illustration Friday topic, Mask, I’ve decided to draw from William Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing. I really enjoy how the characters Benedick and Beatrice spend the whole play hating each other, when in the end they find (if they didn’t know all along) that they’re actually very much in love. This idea of hiding your true emotions brought to mind the idea of the masks we wear to hide how we truly feel.
This illustration is my latest addition to my product offerings in my CafePress site, “Lit Heads”. The shirts that have backs feature the quote from the play, “Friendship is constant in all other things save in the office and affairs of love.” Much Ado About Nothing, Act II, Scene I.
With the sun coming out like it is, this snowman might be around tomorrow. And although I’d like to, I might be able to finish this before Friday and add some color to it.
Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve participated in Illustration Friday. I’m finally starting to get my bearings with some of my side projects that I like to work on so I figured I’d throw my hat into the IF ring again.
This drawing is basically a doodle that I did in a recent meeting. The girl is my younger daughter. The snowman is actually the spitting image of a snowman that I’ve drawn since I was in the 4th grade, which was based on one by Charles Schultz. I should probably do a study of snowmen sometime to expand my horizons a bit, don’t ya think?