Friday, 24 August 2012

Illustration Friday - Tall

I thought this week's theme would go very well with this sketch of Sam (the main character in "A Girl named Sam" by Jennifer Hartinger). She is really very tall here :)

A Girl named Sam - illustrated by Little Pixy Boots

I imagined her as a bean sprout when I drew this, especially her very stretchy legs :)

Illustrated in pencil first, then coloured with colour pencils, with a finished outline in dark grey ink. I usually avoid using black for outlines because it is so stark and "in your face". I like outlines to be as soft as possible; however, when scanning into the computer, soft outlines then to be hard to work with, so a balance between softness and clarity needs to be achieved.

See my previous sketches of Sam here (and do keep in mind that first sketches aren't always as good as the final product): 

Enjoy and have a good weekend!


  1. Nice! They each have distinct personalities. I really like the little fellow with the bowtie!

  2. Great characters and yes, being the first one to grow tall is not always fun. Such a great take on this theme!

  3. Thank you for your comments! Very encouraging. :)


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