Here is something I have worked on for MATS Bootcamp's June's assignment. The theme was vicuñas, beautiful animals of the Andes. The brief was to make a character sheet or spread of a picture book. Here is my final piece I really loved working on.
And here are some sketches, bits and pieces from the beginning toward the final illustrations.
After pencil sketches I put on some colour in my A3 sketchbook. That was fun!
I reworked the character sketches because I really liked the vicuña riding a bicycle and dancing tango...The story started to evolve.
Then I put it all on a double spread with some text I came up with, added some extra bits such as "cheering" cacti to make it more interesting and made a hand-painted pattern for the background. And hurray, I was finished!