Saturday, January 31, 2009

Weekend means doodle time

I envy people who keep a tidy desk when they work. At any given time, mine looks like some deranged muse threw up crayons all over it. Oh well.

Anyway, I'm back to being elbow-deep in muse puke; after a month's break, I've started plugging away at my next show. I've chosen to finally illustrate a short story that has been on my mind for a long, long time; I've never illustrated a story start to finish, so this is an interesting exercise.

I've read that story many times over the years, so I'm illustrating from memory rather than following the text. I started by trying to follow the text, but I found this method works better for me - helps me sift the key elements and focus on transcribing the atmosphere. But for all I know this is how illustrators work... so much for my big self-discovery!

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