Sometimes, I like practicing with a different hand. My last post was also an exploration of a more graphic style. Playing with different styles helps me to loosen up and explore creative problems in a fresh way.
I was working on the an illustration called "Play Your Heart Out" and I was feeling unhappy with the color tones. I took a step back and started working on "Supplies." Working on something different enabled me to loosen up and resolve the creative issue in a different way than how I started. I came in with a dark and saturated direction for "Play Your Heart Out" but I realized the mood was too scary.
This Graphic illustration also allowed me to pay tribute to one of my favorite picture book artists Dick Bruna (the creator of Miffy).