Illustration For Kids is a group of 7 illustrator gal-pals (one of them being me : ) who together promote and encourage each other in the illustration biz.
Our theme was “Spring Rain”. Each of us went to work creating our own interpretation of this theme. An enlarged version of my spot is below.
It really took me a good while to create this final piece. It went through many variations, but even before that, I had tried multiple ideas. Some of those ideas are below. It gave me an opportunity to play with my looser, painterly style, and figure out what character I wanted to use, whether a human or animal.
And then…I thought I got to my final piece (below). I worked on various editions of this girl walking her dog in the rain, and it was all ready to go.
Then a number of days later, I decided to try another idea. And that led to the NEW final piece. Some samples of the progression of the final art is below.
In the end, the little girl ended up with a red rain outfit, and the rainbow got switched to a different position at the last minute. Sometimes it takes a lot of time and all kinds of different ideas to get the FINAL final, right? Right!