Fresh Off The Drawing Board
This one's about folks that hire tutors to come to their Summer houses over vacation. I rarely work in a perfect square; I usually like to do a sillo or something. This time I wanted to keep it square- just trying to go against instinct. Also trying to place a little more emphasis on environment - the majority of my efforts are generally spent on character design and the composition and backgrounds usually suffer as a result. Before starting this one I sat and thought about concept and thought I'd take a stab at doing something more 'high concept'. But as I doodled away I though to myself "Self, is this the right direction to do in? Hmmmm? Are you listening to me, self, or are you thinking about America's Next Top Model?It's a tight race, isn't it?". Anyhow, the upshot was that I felt that this wasn't a prime opportunity for a high-concept solution. Maybe a larger or a smaller piece ( I like a hi-concept icon - kind of a highbrow sight-gag ), but this was a quarter page piece. So here she is.
Maybe not a gold medal winner, but making some progress where progress needs to be made.