Tuesday, March 2, 2010

the sad ending of the girl from the sky

Again, our hero has to find his friend, the Condor, to fly back to his home. He knows he will never be able to live with his love from the stars. But he can never forget the beautiful girl who stole both his father's potatoes and his heart.Along with the research about Bolivia and the Andes, I had to figure out how to portray a condor.

Although a magnificent bird in flight, up close, not too attractive.

The bird was a charming character in the story so I illustrated him with that personality and some spark. I had to work around the homely face and wrinkles.

All of these illustrations were painted with acrylic and colored pencil.