♥ Back to the studio, a.k.a. The Kitchen, a little research is crucial before I start drawing. For my Children’s Illustration course, I was asked to illustrate a section of a poem about animals. I chose the section that talks about birds and decided to draw an ice skating seagull. Yay, fun!
I don’t have a photographic memory and can’t draw animals from my head alone (unless I am completely making them up) so it always helps to look at some references. In this case, I was looking at photographs of seagulls.
And then, I start: first I pencil in a rough sketch;
And then I add the colors.
I finish it off with a couple of details.
And that’s it! Here is the final piece.
This was a sweet assignment. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Stay tuned for my next two projects: New York Portraits and a book cover for The Penderwicks.
Lots of love from the East Village.