So I chose the character Tiger Lilly from the story of Peter Pan. She is the Native American that Captain Hook is always stealing and tying up for Peter to come rescue:) Tiger Lilly is a spunky, spry character that I imagined would be full of ideas of how to get away. So I drew her in her native costume and gave her a sweetness. Then I dressed her as a pirate, thinking, since the pirates keep stealing her maybe she would dress up as a pirate to get away. I gave her attitude as a pirate since she would need that to hang with Hook's men. Lastly, I drew her dressed as a fortune teller where she could use her fortune telling powers to mesmerize Hook and make her escape! Below are the drawings. Let me know what you think!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
More Character Studies
This semester I am stretching myself and focusing on development of memorable characters. This is not an area that I have a lot of experience in, but one I want to get better at, especially since I would like to do children's picture book illustration! I am taking a class this semester at AAU with an instructor whose work I love! We have only had two weeks of class but we are already developing full characters. I am really trying to think about making the characters I draw memorable, lively and relatable to my readers. This week we were asked to create a character with different "costumes". I interpreted this a little more literally and put my character in "costumes" similar to the boy in the wolf costume in Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are".