Sunday Stroll
 
This painting started as a simple sketch. I was inspired by some black and white photos of London. You can check out the sketch on my Instagram.

The original sketch did not include the characters. I was simply painting scenery for practice. I liked how it turned out, and decided to clean it up and add the bunnies (bunnies make everything better).


Sometimes, that is how my illustrations begin. It is not always a matter of "think of a story first, then draw it." Sometimes it starts with the visuals first; I draw something that I like that looks cool, then I expand upon it. Usually that means adding a character or some action.


I share this because if you are an artist who has trouble creating illustrations that fit the stories in your head, try not starting with a story at all. Draw something you are really good at drawing first, then create your story from there. I find it helps to start from my strengths (e.g. painting scenery) to build my confidence up before deciding what my painting is supposed to be.


Check out the next post for the step-by-step!

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You will receive a selection of my self-published works in PDF format, including the short story Frosty the Gourdman, both My Sister the Freak graphic novels and several minicomics. I will send you a download link via direct message once your pledge goes through. You'll only receive the link for the first month, but I will send additional messages if new content is added and you are still pledging at this level.


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Get a small (2.5"x3.5") original sketch in the mail! Subject matter will be chosen at random by me.


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I'll draw you anything you want, as long as it is safe for work and only 1-2 characters. Very simple color, with no background, head and shoulders only. You'll receive a 5"x7" 300 dpi digital jpeg.


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