Since my lovely husband gifted me with a Kindle, I started reading again. Mainly during those countless and endless night feeds of my second daughter. And because my brain was hormone-driven mushy, I entertained the little intellectual capacity that was still left with some easy, sugary romances. To be honest, I still love reading them although I can’t blame it on the hormonal scapegoat anymore… Anyway, some of the stories just kept playing in my mind and formed images, that I just wanted to illustrate. So, here you go, this one is from Skye Jordan and is called “Ricochet”.
And here are the drawings, that I did. I intended to learn a bit about the wonderful, sophisticated, simplified style of Malika Favre. Her illustrations are just beautiful. I know, I missed the mark, but I still learned heaps. Oddly, the rough sketches have more details than the outcome. When I trace the images with vectors, I already tried to make clean vector paths and break down the drawings in simpler shapes. Yet, I notice, that in an attempt to “make it right” I tend to go too much into detail. And that translates not always into better… on the contrary. One thing we learn as designer is that less is often more. So, this time I tried to keep it simple.