This year, I was reminded of the contest in Kathy Temean's informative blog, Writing and Illustrating. The contest this year was to illustrate a short poem, targeting a very young viewer. Square format, 8x8, and must either include this poem or leave room for it:
Is a breeze
Before submitting my final drawing last night (the deadline was midnight PST), I thought of all the elements I could have added. All the tiny details that would have made this more curious and intriguing. I became insecure and hesitant. I wondered if I should submit it at all. After about an hour of hemming and hawing, I decided to let the doubts go and ship it. At the very least, I will be more aware of adding those details on my next (and current) projects. Try, learn, improve. Repeat.
Below is my final drawing, as well as some of the sketches that got me there...
|My final drawing.|
|This sketch has the sneeze going up his nose, instead of out. Oops. Redo.|
|One of my first sketches. Again, more of a hay fever-type of inhale-sneeze. Redo.|