A few hours in, no coloring yet, I want to make more progress on the doodles first. Free-handing everything (no pencil or drafting)…just marker to paper! I work best when I just go for it and draw direct without drafting sketches, mostly because I hate back work and erasing lines and also because I feel like I compose the characters better with an inky marker than a chunky pencil.

I will have to pause and color soon though because it’s hard to be aware of the color schemes when you are just drawing characters. For example, if I draw a lemon next to a sun next to a banana…even though they are all unique characters I might not realize while I’m quickly drawing that I just made a big chunk of potentially all yellow hues, which makes the piece imbalanced and less interesting (in my view).

Back to it!

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