Thursday, October 9, 2008

More Character Studies

Another color sketch I worked on today. Main character is an elephant, but am also working on ideas for kids. Now that I see today's elephant compared to yesterday's sketch, I think I like yesterday's elephant better. Looks younger, rounder and cuter. Back to the drawing board!


Alicia Padrón said...

Aww this is great too Deb! I really love boy also. The colors are wonderful.

I see what you mean about this elephant looking older. Perhaps if you don't carry the wrinkles of the trunk so far up. Just a few at the bottom might do the trick. I think your elephant at the bottom is younger looking because of that. He is ADORABLE! :o)

Deb said...

Thanks Alicia for your input! I totally agree. The wrinkles and I also think the trunk got too long which makes the elephant look more mature. The proportions are just off a bit.

BTW, I have your books on my desk and look at them everyday. So fun! You are a real inspiration.

Alicia Padrón said...

Oh yes maybe the length of the trunk, you are right. Amazing ow little details can make a difference. Does he have a name? I'd love to read a story about him..

Oh! Thanks for saying that Deb. That is so nice of you, to buy them and have them on your desk! You are soo sweet, thank you :o)

Tom Barrett said...

I like both versions. They look quite similar to me.