Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Here was a book page that presented quite a challenge during its creation. Originally we did not want to depict this African community as the stereotypical primitive village we always see on TV. We felt that in 2010 it was unlikely Africa was still that way, but after doing research we found that a vast majority of Africa is actually still not modernized. With that being the case, I changed my focus from finding a "modern" village to exalting the beauty of the African land and a close knit community. Creating the characters for this page is always fun. Above I show the process as some of the new characters went from sketches, to ink, to flat color, and then to fully colored. You can see the sketch of the woman was the only one revised before inking, along with her instrument.

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