Foodie Club – Character Evolution

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This is the first concept piece I did for the Foodie Club by Dani Shear.

This piece is what ultimately won me the project.

Syd Chef

After I was chosen, I began sketching the main character, trying to find the right look and personality for the main character.   I experimented with different media and style.

 

Syd and Sunny Character Sketches3

These sketches were for a while the settled upon Syd and Sunny. But something still just wasn’t right…So I went back to the drawing board and

Syd Sunny v2 colorfinally I created the Syd and Sunny right for the Foodie Club.

Let it rain…please.


I came up with this illustration idea this summer during one of the hottest and longest drought in Texas history.  I remembered from my childhood when my sister and I would go outside and perform ‘rain dances’ and beg for it to rain.  Somehow it always seemed to work.  (probably because we would start the dance when it was cloudy).   Remarkably, while I was painting this little girl, we had our first thunderstorm in months.