Where the Wild Things Are - Max
November 5, 2009

So, despite the ridiculous amount of silence here, I've been way busy. I have a project due the 10th, but which will probably not get completed until the 14th or 15th since I have so little time during the week. My lunch hours are my play hours ... despite the fact that it takes 10 minutes to get lunch and then park so that I can eat hurriedly and then break out my sketching kit. It actually only gives me about 20-30 minutes a day that I know I'll have sketching time.

A new sketch concept popped into my head the other day and I've been busily mapping it out. I think this is one that I'll be doing several practice sketches and perhaps practicing my india ink work (at which I am not good ... so I expect a rather long learning process here) and perhaps doing some Copic colours and maybe even dabbling with some acrylic paints before I finish the piece itself. Up until now I've not worked on anything larger than a letter-sized page, really. But I'm thinking this might go on my massive illustration board that I inherited when the last company I worked for went under.

At any rate, here's a practice sketch ... a study that will likely to incorporated into the final piece:

Sketch of Max - Where the Wild Things Are

Posted by Red Monkey at November 5, 2009 10:01 PM | | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |


inthefastlane said:

:) Your drawing is awesome! I am a terrible artist. I believe that both my 10 and 4 year olds draw better than me. I am glad you are finding time to do something that is for you.

November 6, 2009 6:23 PM


Claire said:

The expression is perfect! Love it :)

Also loving the plans for colouring it, look forward to seeing how it turns out.

But! Eat your food properly! You will get indigestion.

November 6, 2009 6:27 PM


KatieMaesMama said:

I love it, love it, love it!! It brings back many memories of reading the book as a kid!

November 6, 2009 6:27 PM


David said:

This is a really nice drawing. The face is very subtle, yet lifelike. It is whimsical, and true to the character. Nice job indeed...

November 6, 2009 6:31 PM


Tara R. said:

Very nice! I'm looking forward to the final version.

November 7, 2009 3:33 PM


Amanda said:

Love it! I particularly like the left foot (yes, I notice weird little details...) Coupled with the facial expression it says "I'm not up to anything..."

November 17, 2009 6:28 PM
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