Illustration – William Wanders and His Creator

William Wanders with Creator Illustration Final

Client: Irene Antonoglu – Footprints of the Mind, LLC (posted with permission)

Project Details: Irene contacted me to create an illustration featuring her and the character she created known as William Wanders. William Wanders is a small child who teaches geography to kids through landmarks and culture. I developed the appearance of the William character a few years ago prior to this illustration project.  Here is how Irene described what she envisioned for this particular illustration:

I didn’t know what to send, but these are pretty accurate I think. I want my hair down in the illustration. I don’t have any publicity photos or anything like that so I hope this gives you whatever you need.

So, you already have William (let me know if I need to send you anything on that) and although there are only faces in the sketch I sent, maybe necks and shirts would be good. Oh, and it does not have to be an apple laptop. Something other than free advertising for them would be nice!

William Wanders with Creator Illustration Provided Sketch

After viewing Irene’s submitted rough concept sketch and photographs of herself, I provided the following initial sketch:

William Wanders with Creator Illustration Sketch 1

Irene was pleased with this first concept. Only a few minor changes were requested to the treatment of her hair and lips. The other progression sketches follow along with the finalized, colored artwork:

William Wanders with Creator Illustration Sketch 2

William Wanders with Creator Illustration Sketch 3

William Wanders with Creator Illustration Final

Testimonial: “I asked my daughter (she’s 2) who was in the picture and she said ‘it’s mommy and wee-yum!’ I think you did a great job!” – Irene Antonoglu, Founder / President, Footprints of the Mind, LLC

Final Thoughts: The final image appears on Irene’s current Web site at the following page: http://williamwanders.com/about/about.htm

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