I decided to post a documentation about my latest threadless submission (which should be up for scoring shortly). It's for a special competition "One day without a shoe...", so the topic is basically children who can't afford to have shoes. This is a very untypical style for me - but I'm in the mood for experiments.
I started out with a very rough sketch. I had the idea for the illustration in my mind and tried to thumbnail it on paper. I was very sadisfied with my first try (which rarely happens) and my personal inspiration for this was illustrator James Jean.
The next step was a precisce sketch. I left out the ubmrella because I decided it was too distracting and too bold. By that point, I had decided to make the final sketch digital (the first time ever) with a graphic tablet.
The final version is supposed to be printed on sand color. I tried a lot with backgrounds, but finally decided to keep the illustration very clean and clear, so the basic idea of the nacked feet would translate.