Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ming Ming Says Goodbye, or News of the Week.

On May 7th the world's oldest panda, Ming Ming, passed away. She was 34. It was one of those quick-link-read new articles, but it created an image in my head.

The initial image was much more somber than this one. Being primarily a children's illustrator, however, it became happier as I worked through the roughs.

red & non-photo blue col-erase & graphite
Here's the thumbnail of the final pose.

ball point pen
And, just for fun, the line art of the final illustration.

non-photo blue col-erase & graphite

Avast! It be Pirate Kid!!!

A friend's little boy, as a pirate! (He's missing the tooth, because of his age.)

On the Delicious Custard River

pencil & digital
From a freelance assignment. Kids and cooking.

© 2011 Star-Telegram, CS Jennings.