Saturday, January 28, 2012

Illustration Friday - "Forward"

Me thinks this young lady and her butcher friend are not going to go "forward" on any level here.

This was a preliminary thumbnail sketch for a book cover. The book is an amusing and informative true tale of the author's travails in attempting to adopt a new diet that included meat (upon the advice of her doctor). This sketch did not go FORWARD and another illustrator was chosen for the project. This was the decision of the publisher - yet another reason why authors should refrain from choosing their own illustrators, since the publisher usually likes to make that call.

I'm glad that I kept the sketch - now I can use it for Illustration Friday!


Cindy D. said...

That sounds frustrating! But I think it's a really great sketch, so precise and with a lot of great detail. So much could be going on between these two!

Andree said...

Thanks, Cindy! You're right - even without facial expressions, you can tell there is definitely something going on between the two. I deliberately left out the facial details so that the viewer could imagine what that something was!

Katarzyna Zalewska said...

Wonderful sketch!!!