Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I don't want to be a princess!
On the Book Fair in Frankfurt Marc and I realized that our usual comic style is not very well received with children's book publishers (at least not in Germany), so we decided to make some pieces for our portfolio more suited for that market. After seeing all those pink and cheesy princess picture books for small girls (which I do not approve of), I doodled this little girl who would rather be a knight instead. I had so much fun with this, I'll have to paint more like it. I also like the chance to experiment with different techniques and styles.
This one might actually be still a little too comic-y for the publisher's taste, although the technique helps to make it more picture book-like. It was painted with a watercolor base, colored pencils for the shading and gouache for highlights.