Today’s illustration was a departure of sorts for me. Inspired by Donna Mehalko’s wonderful illustrations in this book (currently on my Amazon wish-list), I decided to start from a style board and then imagine a character and pose for the clothes.
This was the style board I chose.
Because I’ve been feeling like I need a drawing refresher of sorts, I went back to this wonderful illustration tutorial by Alfredo Cabrera. Following his step-by-step instructions, I first created a “skeleton” outline for the figure made up of mostly geometric shapes.
(Pardon the faint image!)
And after fleshing out the details, this is what emerged!