Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gustavo's Daydream

In one of the pivotal scenes in the book, Gustavo dreams of what it would be like to be in his family's mariachi band.

I sketched out this spread early in the making of the book. It is a big doodle made with a ballpoint pen, filling a large page in my sketchbook. This was one of my first drawings I ever made of Gustavo and the rest of the characters.

A refined version:

When I painted the illustration, I did it in pieces. First, I made the "daydream" portion of the image.

Next, I painted Gustavo and his dog.

Using the computer, I placed them together to create one picture.

To finish, I added a little bit of texture onto the paper to make it a little more interesting.

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