Sunday, August 2, 2009

Illustration Friday - Modify aka I Spent My Weekend Drawing Elephants

Former circus elephant Elvis will quickly learn that he needs to modify his behavior if he wants to be accepted into the herd.

Truthfully, when I first saw this topic I considered linking to my previous Polar Pals post. Since modify and adapt are synonyms, I thought I could get away with it. Then I realized that I would only be cheating myself, so I spent the weekend drawing elephants.

As a personal goal, I try to outdo myself for each Illustration Friday drawing. I think I've succeeded here. Three characters, a goofy costume, and an honest background that includes a ridiculous amount of grass and faded trees in the distance. I also have wrists and fingers that are killing me right now. Hooray for progress?

In case you were wondering why I picked the name Elvis, I figured that an awesome circus elephant would need a show-stopping name. I also like alliteration, and I couldn't think of anything cooler that started with E. Edward the Elephant just wouldn't do, not that Edward is a bad name or anything.