This is the last official day of the 50 Friendly Faces Challenge. (I have two days that I missed that I will be posting the next two days)
The challenge was intended for illustrators to have some “people” in various expressions for their portfolio but for me it was much more. I wanted to experiment more with traditional gouache. I wanted to fill up another themed sketchbook. (I have a goal of six for the year and this is the third one I filled up.) And, I wanted reference sketches for expressions for my portfolio, as well. This was a 5×5 square sketchbook so I was also working in a restricted space and I had to adapt to that space.
This sketchbook and the sketches in it will be something that I can refer back to as fodder or a guide. None if these were touched up digitally and I guess the next step could be to tweak these with software.
In the meantime, the last prompt is wavy and I winged this character, just playing with color and seeing who this person could be and this was the most fun part of the 50 days. The ones I made up. She could be a faerie or elf.