Monday, June 30, 2014
SHAVE Your FREEDOM for Illustration Friday!
Yay! It's Illustration Friday... Kinda Sorta. We are celebrating early because, well, Friday (fr those living in the US of A) is Independence Day. Since everyone will be almost setting themselves on fire with Fireworks, I figured it best to get this week's submission done early. This week's topic is BEARD.
I thought of alot of different ideas for submissions this week, but I kept coming back to this Norman Rockwell-Esque illustrated moment of a boy wanting to be just like his dad and pretend to shave his non existent beard.
I haven't looked on this week's page yet to see how many other artists are illustrating this very same subject. I expect many. I'm certain, however, that each piece will have it's own unique qualities that separate it from the next. Sometimes it's interesting to see how different artists will tackle an identical subject.
Also, since I illustrate for children's media, I was concerned about drawing a child holding a razor, even a plastic one, because when your art is already stylized, how would a viewer know the difference? So I toyed with some ideas of what a kid could use in place of a razor that would still show the same effect and that a kid would normally have access to in the bathroom... So I thought,"Toothbrush!" I playfully like to think in my head that the boy in my illustration is using one of his siblings toothbrushes. I had 3 siblings growing up and most of the homes we lived in had only one bathroom... It was CHAOS!
Well that pretty much is the icing "shaved" off of this week's Illustration Friday Submission. I wish you all a Happy Independence Day (to those it applies to).
To everyone else, I wish you all a Happy and Safe Summer Weekend.
until next time...
Keep sketching, keep thinking, keep laughing and most important of all, keep making art.