My friend. author Chrysa Smith, has penned a new book for children, with illustrations by me. Titled The Upside-Down Gardener, it takes us through a little girl’s first attempt at growing a garden in her Brooklyn, NY, backyard.
I started with a rough pencil sketch of the lead character Dory looking upside down at some of her flowers –
And then after checking some photo reference I refined it to a more anatomically correct stance –
We want the urban setting to be apparent, so I widened the view to show the backs of the rear buildings a bit –
– and tomorrow I’ll post the full color finished art.