Illustration progress, Chapter 4

Illustration for Book One, Scratching the Surface, is well under way. Here is an in-progress sequence of the work on Chapter 4.

A large part of this early work is character development. When Luis asked me what the sisters look like, I realized I hadn’t given this enough thought to have a ready answer. His initial take was pretty good, but the older sister’s hair didn’t seem right in pigtails. She’s a bit too scrappy for that look. You can see the change we made in the last image of this sequence. I think the bob suits her quite well. Also evident in this last image is that the children live underground.