Dec 20 2009

Job that got away

Published by at 8:23 pm under sketchbook,Uncategorized

I got a call out of the blue, from an art director, about illustrating a series of middle-grade novels by a famous author. It would have been a super-tight turnaround time, but man, that would have been a nice recurring gig! Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one they called, and in the end they decided on one of the other illustrators. For posterity, here are my initial character sketches and a sample finish.

Character sketches for middle grade novel, by Gareth Hinds

Sample finish for middle grade novel, by Gareth Hinds

I’m not totally happy with the linework on the figures, but I like the seagull. By the way, I was specifically told they wanted ink with a spot color.

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