Once again inspired by the book Trubloff: The Mouse Who Wanted to Play the Balalaika, tonight I decided to recreate one of the illustrations from this beautiful book. Instead of using paint like the illustrator did, I thought it would be a fun challenge to convert the concept to a Sharpie marker drawing. I like the result, but I think I’m a little light-headed from the markers. How do Sharpie-users avoid this? Or do they just get used to it?
On the way home from work today I stopped at the thrift store and found several vintage children’s books with beautiful illustrations. I bought them all up (for a total of $2.00!) in hopes of using them as inspiration over the next few weeks.
Tonight, I sketched my balalaika player in pencil and then used paint and sharpie to fill him out. The original illustration that I basically copied comes from the book Trubloff: the Mouse Who Wanted to Play the Balalaika.