Sunday, August 8, 2010

Studying John Tenniel

Looking at all the children's books I loved growing up was a kick in the crotch that I need a lot of practice before I can illustrate a book that kids would enjoy.

So I went to the library and picked up some books to study their artwork and learn how to draw better.

These sketches were done after studying John Tenniel's illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. I looked specifically at the way he proportions Alice's face and practiced drawing my character several times and while trying to keep her looking consistent.

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