Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Damsel In Distress

I'm really proud of this one for personal reasons. This is for the "Tuesday Sketch", as seen on Twitter, and instigated by the great artist Noel Curry (@DJBogtrotter), of Milton's Life, and DJ Bogtrotter webcomic fame.
The topic this week was "Damsel In Distress". I had no problem picking my subject because I immediately thought of my little "drama queen". My daughter has been very particular on what she wears, and is kind of "fashion conscious" to a degree. About half the times she's always fretting about her wardrobe, and this morning was no exception. As I read the topic, I was helping her get ready for school, and it was a natural choice. I've "cartoonized" my daughter in the past, but this time I went for a caricature look. In fact, she asked me who was that girl on the drawing! My wife had no trouble recognizing her, specially because of her eyes. I risked a reaction from my daughter, but she had no problems when I explained what caricatures were. (whew!).
I had to ink this one. It will be a keepsake, and my wife is probably searching for a frame already. That will be all for now. I hope you enjoyed this piece because I obviously love it. Thanks for dropping by, and have a great art time!