Inspiration

Sunday/Monday I did these three illustrations of everyone’s favorite inspirational demon (seen here: Adam Smith and also here: The Sunny Disposition). I’m not sure about this fellow, but he keeps appearing in my current work, including the as yet unnamed Abecedarium I’ve been illustrating sporadically for the last couple of months. The three pictures here are all in the same style, size (9×12″), and manner as that book, something of a loose maximalism. I’m showing them here in two finishes, color and grey. I’m not sure which I like better and though I intended originally to color him with an inkwash, I’ve held off on pulling the trigger.

Ink on bristol, 9x12", colored digitally.

Ink on bristol, 9x12", colored digitally.

And now in detail for the kids at the back:

Ink on bristol, 9x12", colored digitally.

Ink on bristol, 9x12", colored digitally.

Ink on bristol, 9x12", colored digitally.

Ink on bristol, 9x12", colored digitally.

Ink on bristol, 9x12", colored digitally.

Ink on bristol, 9x12", colored digitally.

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