The Disastrous Chunk – After

This was one of the most satisfying illustrations I’ve done in a long time. I finished coloring it and thought, “Hmmm, that looks pretty good.”

It’s not that it’s better than previous drawings (or drawings to come). It’s that it turned out better than I expected, more quickly than I expected. These postcard illustrations are being done for communication and practice. The communication happens by mailing them. The practice happens in the drawing and coloring. I’ve gotten a lot of practice drawing over the years. Not so much practice drawing in color. This was the first color drawing I did where I tossed on the color like I knew what I was doing. Satisfying!