I have my first freelance job. I'm pretty psyched! The project involves illustrating a series of vignettes authored by a friend of mine who is a teacher. These are short, funny interactions with young students. It's basically Kids Say the Darndest Things only with cartoons instead of Bill Cosby.
So I've been working up some ideas and character sketches I wanted to share. First up are some early character studies and a test strip which I think is actually quite funny.
Next, some additional character refinements.
Finally, here's another drawing I did based on the general tone of the stories. For this I tried using some ink washes. I really enjoyed it and I'll have to try it again some day.
So far, this has been a really fun process. I'm really enjoying working with someone else's ideas and I like the challenge of bringing these stories to life.