Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Illustration for article about dyslexia

Sketch and final illustration for an article published in Sydney's Child (and Melbourne's Child, etc.) this month. Looking at it now, I think I prefer the expression on the sketched boy's face to the final version. In the final version he looks like he's given up!
The perplexed lad was based on a photograph found in my beloved copy of The Family of Children, a treasure trove of inspirational images.


Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Poor little guy. In the sketch he does seem the most confused...perplexed... but the other one has a calmer presence which is perhaps a good thing.
Wonderful illustration no matter.

ameskeria said...

Really good. I also love the one in pencil :)

What Kate did next ... said...

Sketch boy does look a lot more p--ed off!

But then a lot of kids do just give up, which is such a tragedy, so that's realistic too.

(A subject close to my heart, as you know...)

Sandra Eterovic said...

HI Sally, Leire and Kate,

Thank you so much for your comments. Kate, I thought of you the whole time while I was doing this illustration and I am very glad that you approve -- I think!


Kitty Kilian said...

Great find those eager classmates in the back who already know the answer!

Sandra Eterovic said...

I found those in my head -- thank you!! ;)