This is the sheet of a full character study of squirrels I did in pencil. They were all done on seperate pages of sketches but, I never put them all on one sheet till now. I thought it would make a nice page for my portfolio since it had been suggested that I need examples of one character in multiple poses and expressions. You can see more pages from my sketchbook at my new website www.deborahcuneoillustration.com (Click on image to enlarge.)
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You can still find lots of my work here, as I will continue to post artwork in progress and updates when I add new work to the website so don't worry! I'd love to hear what you think about the new site so please do leave comments here on the blog.
Now...back to illustrating!
I am working on a new project that requires a more realistic approach to the illustration. Here are a couple of the sketches I did for the project. These are done in graphite. (Click on the images to enlarge.)
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes, courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’.
~Mary Anne Radmacher
Two character sketches done in graphite. and a quote that seems to work with the bottom one. (Click on images to enlarge.)
This is my newest little character I developed for a portfolio series. The intention is a full color spread with this pose and a couple of spots showing him in other situations. Working on the color one first. More to follow...(Click on Image to enlarge)
These sketches are the beginning of a character study I am doing. I did a more realistic sketch of a dragon a while ago and decided to take it in a more young child-friendly direction. More to follow. (Click on images to enlarge.)
This is the first completed illustration from the panda sketches I did. I used the panda with the ball sketch but changed it up a bit for a more interesting visual story. Done in acrylics. (Click on image to enlarge.)
This is my finished piece for the NJSCBWI illustrator intensive. It is a double page spread selected from a manuscript supplied by the art director. It is also my first children's book illustration done in acrylic. I love this new medium and I look forward to doing more! (Click on image to enlarge.)
I recently completed a house painting for a client. Although I generally use markers/colored pencils to illustrate, it was a fun experience experimenting with a new medium. This is done all in acrylic. It took 1/3rd the time to complete a 9x14 illustration. I am anxious to try painting again on one of my children's illustrations. (Click to enlarge image)
This is the first in a series for my portfolio done in marker and colored pencil. (Click on image to enlarge.)
In an effort to improve my drawing skills, I have been doing the weekly challenge on the Illustration Friday website. I don't enter the sketch, I just keep it tucked away in my sketchbook for future reference, possibly inspiration for a future illustration. This is the most recent. (Click on image to enlarge)