Monday, May 10, 2010

Illustration Friday: "Fearless"

The Gingerbread Man was fearless…not necessarily smart.

This is kind of a 2-part post. I had playing around with this fox-like drawing when this theme came up. It immediately made me think of the gingerbread doodle in my sketchbook. However, I’m not really liking the fox and I don’t really have the time to redo them together at the moment.

The Gingerbread Man is kind of a special doodle for me. It was done on a train home from Oregon. It was my first attempt getting back into drawing several years. College had left me more frustrated and directionless, and I had done a lot of creative things, but I had set aside drawing and painting. So, this was my moment of saying “I’m just going to draw for FUN and let whatever happens happen.” It started me in a whole new direction and inspired me to consider illustration.


josh pincus is crying said...

the cookie guy is cool (but the fox is great!)

josh pincus is crying said...

the fox is AWESOME!

Diane Smith said...

Thanks! I was liking the fox done in graphite, but then I decided to colorize with colored pencil. The result was a muddied color and some lost details. Might be worth a re-do down the line.

Thanks for the encouragement.