My final character design from The Lunar Chronicles for now. I have done sketches of the male characters from the series and would love to colour them too at some point!
Scarlet from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
This was actually the last of the characters I worked on but I’ve decided to post them In book order.
One thing I’m finding difficult when working digitally is knowing when to stop. I feel like I could keep working on and altering an image forever.
I managed to go to life drawing class last week but completely forgot to post these drawings from a session I attended last summer!
I forgot my regular blue pencil in this session so I just used a regular pencil instead. I remember spending quite a lot of time drawing the faces on these ones so I didn’t actually finish the drawings, however I’m really happy with the faces and quite like the unfinished look to them.
Here are the pencil illustrations that accompanied the full colour ones in the final book design. Once I had finished all the illustrations, I created a book on Blurb so that me and the author Caroline Jackson could have printed copies.
I’ve worked on blurb before so was quite used to the format and fairly soon I had created a nice book to wrap up the project. Hopefully one day it will be a book available to all!
This project was a commission from the author and there are no publication planes at this time, however who knows what will happen in the future!
I shall keep you updated but for now I hope you enjoy these illustrations and the characters. This project was a lot of fun for me to work on and I hope to revisit Umbo again one day.
This is the final full colour illustration I did for the Umbo project. It illustrates the final few sentences of the story where Umbo falls asleep in his armchair, dreaming of more adventures.
I drew a few pencil illustrations to accompany the text and will post them soon. I hope everyone had a great New Year!