Time to INVESTIGATE!
The creatures in the Forest of SADNESS have decided it's time explore the SOURCE of the strange sound that is permeating their home. What on Earth will they find?🤔
This page pays homage to Lord of the Rings with it's MAP style!
Love those books/movies, and always wanted to incorporate similar style into my own art. :)
I have a much more serious form of adult fiction novels planned for down the road, where I'll also be using a similar but darker version of this map style.
But Here we're keeping it LIGHT. :)
There was actually a LOT of work to this simple looking page:
Those trees were first drawn in FULL Page size with all the details, before being shrunk down and EACH INDIVIDUALLY placed on the map! I could've saved time with Much simpler black silhouettes, but I was looking for full colours and details to get the overall "look" I envisioned for the map.
As I was drawing this page, I suddenly really felt a need to incorporate a HYENA into this group of Animals;
so much so that I went ahead and drew the character, then rewrote the story to reference him! (I've done far more re-writing on this book during the Drawing stage than any of my previous books.) Hope you like him as much as I do. Hyenas are fascinating looking creatures. Pretty happy with how this guy turned out!😊
That completes Page 10 of, "The GIRAFFE with a LAUGH!"
I've got some family stuff to deal with the next couple of weeks, so I'll have to play it by ear as far as continuing the book goes.
Peace & blessings to you all.
Dave Chouhan, AKA Captain CHOO💖