My last painting for art school, at least this time around for my Bachelor’s in Illustration.
Who knows what will happen in the future now, right?
And that is the point- a little tea, a little catching up on my breath, then adventure.
With #edwinthemouse from start to finish.
(Don’t roll your eyes, but I totally have “The Breaking of the Fellowship” Lord of the Rings OST track going in my head. I am refraining from saying “there and back again yet” because I want a lot more of going “there” to come before it is time for “back again.”)
I wrote and illustrated and completed my first book dummy, Sophie and Rinn. I loved this project. I learned a lot from it, and I plan to make more. I will be sending it out to publishers just to see what happens, and to add that the experience of this whole ordeal.
Phew. This was one of those projects that I truly did my best on the entire way, but of course learned from as I progressed, and so want to improve on next time.
Here is a pencil and a finished painting of one of the spreads:
I worked hard on each spread to make each an interesting piece itself, with or without the text. It is a short story written in a picture book format, but I wanted it to be a complete narrative and visual experience that could be enjoyed by really any age of reader.
Anyway, I thought the story was sweet. I love my girl and my mer-boy. I want to make a webcomic for them eventually after I graduate. I am working on writing up more of their story- probably when they are older and with an older audience in mind.
Yes, Edwin my mouse is in the spread. Can you find him?
He is a character that I thought of a few years ago, and who has made a few appearances in my art since then. I love him, and I’ve always been surprised by the almost affection people have shown him.
I have plans for after graduation this summer. One of them is a webcomic for Edwin. I have fought with ideas of stories and books, but the comic idea is the current favorite, and where it seems that I want to start.
I think Edwin is something significant. I wonder what he’ll be up to next.