I’ve finished the last sketch suggestion! The series is now complete with six very different, finished illustrations. If you missed the last few updates, these are the posts and drawings I’m referring to:
6. Textbook illustration
This is my interpretation of the following request, submitted by Brian:
Illustrate an abstract idea, more specifically a question like the kind you would find in language learning books. Examples are “Where do you live?”, “What’s your favorite color?” and “How old are you?”.
I went with “What’s your favorite color?”. I can also imagine a fitting follow-up question will be “Can you name a flower or a fruit that has your favorite color?”. I don’t know much about pedagogy, but it feels kind of natural to make the student think of something for him/herself. In that way, it’s a good thing I went with colorful plants to illustrate the question, right?
Drawn on thick marker paper, “inked” with Sakura Micron fine liners and colored with Letraset Promarkers. I wrote the text with my Wacom tablet, picking up a dark green color from the leaves on the sunflower plant. I think the drawing style looks a little bit childish, so perhaps this illustration would work best in a textbook for kids…What do you think?
Anyway, I’m aiming to post another illustration/graphic later this week, so don’t forget to check back in a few days!