Tugeau 2 is sending out a promo email this week on the theme "original characters" so we were encouraged to participate and come up with some new work just for this. I've been talking with my agent about experimenting with style variants that will allow me to work simpler and faster--two words that are the bane of my artistic existence. Try as I might, I can't seem to NOT over complicate illustrations.
So my goal for this promo was to work looser and faster. While I did succeed in trying something new, I failed miserably at working quickly. This thing STILL took me all day long. Oh well. Maybe someday I'll be able to get on paper what is in my head in under 8 hours!
Here's "That's What Friends are For."