Friday, February 10

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Brace yourself for nerdy talk about my art process. I've been struggling at putting a specific face to the name of my character, Matilda McBean, from my story The Messy Bed 

 

I was doing a lot of contemporary American kiddos, but I finally decided that the Victorian Era (in England of course) rocks my socks off and I thought it'd be fun to take a crack at one of my favorite time periods in history for my story.



I finally found a face that I sorta liked ---------->
Fleshing her face out (and personality for that matter) has been fun and challenging for me. But I'm getting closer to the 'real' Matilda.

Can't wait to do the mom too :)

10 comments:

Melissa Mead said...

2nd comment try! I love these! Especially the big butterfly bow on her head. The Mom is looking great too!

Meridth Gimbel said...

Thanks Melissa. I wasn't sure about the bow, so that's nice to know :)

k.h.whitaker said...

love seeing all your sketches Meridth. She looks like she's going to be a great character. I love the bow too.

Helga Pearson said...

Loving your character sketches Meridth, they look so exciting! Thrilled for you, keep going.. :D

Terry Lim Diefenbach said...

Victorian would be great - Matilda's adventures would feel extra badly-mannered (assuming that's what's ahead, judging from her appearance). And I like the bow too!

Meridth Gimbel said...

Yay! Thanks all. And Terry, yes yes. Very astute.

lil kim said...

Matilda McBean! great name. thanks for sharing your sketches, i always love seeing other illustrators' process...

Mushk Rizvi said...

absolutely love your drawings! keep up!

Meridth Gimbel said...

Awesome. Thanks Lil Kim :)

(I agree about the art process thingy too. It's interesting how we all solve similar problems in our own way...)

Meridth Gimbel said...

Mushk Rizvi wow. Thanks. you are amazing, so that makes my day.