Here is a character i designed that is featured on a map for a book by Angela Ford. This was a fun character to draw.
I painted this one fully and did not layer it with the original pencil sketch like I have been doing in the past. She is meant for the YA genre and I like the way all the colors work together. I kept thinking of all the old cartoons I’d watched while growing up. She was fun to paint, I have some great story ideas for her. I think I am going to create a book of some of my illustrations and put a few lines of a story with each one. I think if I can keep working on these characters and gather some various past works and a few new ideas it might make a great piece of work that I could have ready within about six months 🙂 I get books of various artists as gifts all the time and it would be fun to see my work assembled that way. 🙂
The Four Worlds is a land where anything is possible and everything is not what it seems. Where the people groups and wild things dwell in kingdoms above the sky, hidden passageways in the great green forests, open prairie lands ruled by talking animals and the spirit of the wind. Intriguing treasure lies under every footfall and dangerous mysteries are right around the corner. Follow the call of the waters to find your adventure, all it takes is the turn of a page.
Angela J. Ford is an imaginative and entertaining writer who creates stories of fanciful worlds that enable young adults to confidently believe in possibilities and overcome differences to be stronger together.
Originally finished when she was 16, after college, Angela began to re-write the Four Worlds Series, bringing it from a child’s daydream to an adventure young and old alike can enjoy. Inspired by fairy tales, high magic and epic fantasy, you’ll enjoy your adventures within the Four Worlds.
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I started this sketch two days ago and just finished the painting this morning. I am using a new technique that makes the painting process a whole lot faster. The entire project took about six hours. I’m hoping that with this particular artistic style, I will get more commissions to do Young Adult Book Illustration.
I really like this character. I don’t really know what inspired her. I decided I was going to start drawing a new character every day to improve my skills.
I might make this painting a story prompt and give her away as a prize for the best story about her. What do you think?