Well I got the ok to paint and also to post some work-in-progress images from my publisher, Downtown Bookworks, Inc. I decided to crop some scenes from the book that I recently did the storyboards for that show a bit of this little girl’s personality– she’s the tomboyish looking girl.
I ended up doing a couple revisions for this story but I think that it should end up being something I can be proud of… I really like this little girl’s character… I was a tomboy growing up and didn’t feel really girly until I was much older– and even now I don’t think I’m super girly either.
I remember when I was younger wishing I had grown up as a boy or a cat. The cat because I knew that if I were a cat I wouldn’t have to go to school. Well, I say I was a tomboy, but I wasn’t really a “jock” either… more like a girl that dressed like a boy and read and drew a lot of comics… I think I was just a bit shy… although I haven’t really grown out of that much. For example, my now best friend, told me when she first saw me/met me thought I was scary. It’s hard to imagine when you’re the person… but it took a while for the wall of defense to come down… I think the fact that my twin and I literally stayed indoors and drew for about 16 years straight (at least whenever we could we were drawing… we’d roll up from bed, draw, and then sleep) kind of didn’t help the whole shyness factor… HAH. Although I shouldn’t paint such a negative picture of myself… :P
Well, I guess I’ll go back to work and listening to Paramore and maybe some more J-rock… (I’m seriously obsessed with Japanese J-rockers… I think it stems from being a huge The Cure fan and Robert Smith). I guess your interests in art don’t dictate the type of music you like… I used to be afraid to post anything remotely personal on these blogs until I realized that illustrators- even those that do kids books- are adults and probably like things that aren’t all G-rated…. funny, huh? So I figured why not let some of myself show?
PS:Anyway, I hope you like the drawings. I can’t wait to show more– especially paintings!