As part of my zany thinker (dys)function, of course if I don’t have a gazillion things going on then I don’t have enough to do. I took a mild break from Recovery Writing 101 and the two other books. When I draw and write for children, my emotional baggage takes a vacation.
“Mitch & Mouse”
I played around with some of the illustration concepts a few days ago. The story is simplistic and supposed to be fun with (of course) a message. A large firefighter with a severe shyness befriends a mouse, who becomes his best friend and helps him overcome the shyness. Most of the objects in the illustrations tend to have a fluid, eccentric motion. Straight lines drive me bonkers. The original story is being adapted into a ditty format, which is one of my best strengths.
I took several shots as I drew the other evening. The first illustrations were drawn a year ago in pencil. I hemmed & hawed over digital illustration or hand-drawn.
Here, the concept formed of an absurdly large firefighter crammed in a small fire truck.
As I drew, more ideas formed.. where’s Mouse?
Mouse is on the side mirror. More details have been added…
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