My assignment for the series was to show the antics of the main character but with a twist, I couldn’t reveal his face or expressions! ( My favorite thing to paint! ) So body language and action had to convey what was happening. The character couldn't be recognizable so I needed to create an angle that disguised his features, which meant I usually had to sketch Hank from the back.
It was a fun challenge!
For instance, Robin Hood was my pizza delivery guy! In the same picture book King Richard was a man that worked in the local post office. I’ve painted a box boy, a grocery clerk, students, delivery people, lots of acquaintances, friends, family etc. etc. etc.! Wherever I see a wonderful face I'll stop and ask if they would be interested in posing for a book! It's one of my favorite things!!!