"State of the art" character illustrations have been my focus of late. Each character was inspired by a state I love and know well. Enjoy!
Here are 5 ways to recharge your creativity - an easy enough list to do that just requires some "rinse and repeating" for success.
Sticking with limited color palettes doesn't have to be boring. Furthermore, limited colors can tie together and simplify a busy illustration.
Creating simple perspective for cartoon illustrations is fun. Plus, your characters will be grateful to have an environment to inhabit, too!
My Bird Brain and Other Doodles from this Moleskine notebook spread represent a refining and simplification of my illustration technique.
Creating funny character art is a mental process. Keeping a sense of humility, empathy and humor is all part of the exercise, too!
My husband was the inspiration for my latest humorous character design series. I drew these freehand in ink in my Moleskine notebook.
These doodles from my sketchbook are part self portraits and part exercises in unlearning to draw. Needless to say, simplifying is key.
Unlearning to draw is harder than it seems. It requires silencing your inner critic and also thinking way out of the (crayon?) box.
Creating happy illustration art is not only my way of trying to give something positive to the world; it also lifts me up in the process, too.