Girls Draw

girlsdraw_0000_Layer 3Alongside my illustration work, I also teach kids art classes a couple times a week. It's a great complement to freelance life - gets me out of the house and talking to humans, gives me a community to be a part of, and best of all, I get to spend time with my wonderful, inspiring students!

I've been wanting to make a few drawings as exercises in capturing all the rich little details that make my students seem like the real human beings that they are. I had particular fun trying to create outfits for them that felt real- their clothing choices are always crazy awesome.

Hopefully I'll get to do more of these soon!

Below, you can see a slideshow of the various steps it took to make this piece. Thumbnail to tight sketch to flats to finish! (I confess, there was A LOT of struggling between the thumbnail and the tight sketch.. but I didn't save any of that to show.)

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