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Crowds of Characters

My current obsession is crowds of characters. Is there anything that can draw you in like a mass of characters full of fun details? Did anyone else examine every inch of Where’s Waldo as a kid?

Here is the illustration I’ve been working on for the past few days:

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Recently my illustration group pointed out the crowds in my new story and I realized that they are there as contrast to the main character, a book loving, timid, mousey… mouse. But aside from that they’re just fun to draw.

Here are a few more crowds that have caught my eye recently:

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I just posted about this book the other day- Julia Kuo’s The Sound of Silence.

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One of Ben Clanton‘s swarms of delightful characters.

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Sophie Blackall‘s subway riding crowd.

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Gyo Fujikawa‘s fairies from Come Follow Me.

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where’s mouse girl?

can you find her in the crowd?mouse girl and crew

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little mouse girl

I’ve been scheming over a new book idea that involves this little creature. She’s been popping up in my work for years and maybe it’s time for her to finally have her own story.

Happy Sunday to all!

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Mo’s Wide World… in which Mo is brave

mww.woah  mww.bebrave

To view the series from the beginning, check out Mo’s Wide World.

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Mo’s wide world… in which Mo sets out

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To view the series from the beginning, check out Mo’s Wide World.

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Mo’s Wide World… in which Mo has a plan

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Check out Mo’s Wide World for the whole series in order.

 

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Mo’s wide world… in which Mo is lonely

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artist challenge recap

About a week ago I did the facebook artist challenge- posting three pieces of art a day for five days straight, and I gave myself an extra challenge to make them three NEW images each day, albeit small and simple. I have a history of struggling to draw every day. In fact, that was my new year’s resolution in 2014 and I only made it through a handful of months. But I found five days to be manageable and a good way to get some ideas that have been rattling around in my head down on paper. Here are the results:

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