Of these two illustrations, the art directors said the jester was more successful than the balloon boy. But the weakness is that the characters are too generic – they need a sense of a distinct personality, facial expression and a relationship to a story. As a side note they said – Learn to draw hands – get some figure drawing skills. I was thinking to myself – I did that cartoony style on purpose – and then they said – and don’t tell me you did this on purpose. There was no winning!
Nov 16th 2010