Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ther Months - July - first rough

Here is the first composition that I did for the month of July. There are items that figure prominently in this illustration because they match the text. We have a flower which are referred to as "gillyflowers" in the text (geraniums to us), apricots (which aren't obvious in this composition, but they gain prominence in later sketches), and a summer rain shower, which the kids are all dancing under but it isn't visible here (I planned to paint it in only, not draw it in). This got axed and replaced with another idea for July late in the process, after the final art was completed - so I will have the final art of the above sketch to show you in a future post!!

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