Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Recently I entered the Doodlers Anonymous competition to have a colouring book page illustration featured in Anorak Magazine. There were 126 submissions and unfortunately I wasn't chosen as one of the final 12 winners, but I thought you might like to see the entry anyway! I've been experimenting with adjusting my style slightly to make it a bit more child-friendly, and working on a lot of character design. The theme for the competition was 'Favourite Sports' (which could be real or imaginary) so after lots of peculiar ideas and sketches, I settled on my personal top favourite imaginary sport: skydive crochet! (or maybe it isn't imaginary... any skydiving crochet-ers out there?)
As I was pleased with the line drawing I decided to colour it up, again to push my style a bit further and try some new techniques. I feel like there's something not quite right with it yet, and have been tweaking various things every couple of days, but can't work out what's wrong (or if I just don't know when to leave it as it is!)
What do you think? Anything you think I could tweak to improve the final coloured version? All commenters will receive a free imaginary ball of wool for your imaginary crochet projects...