Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Win or Lose

PJ is the tallest player on the team. The problem he has is that he can't shoot a foul shot to save his life. So, what's a boy to do but practice practice practice?

"Win or Lose" was the first book in the basketball series that I tackled. Before starting these new books I was given a few suggestions as to how I could improve my art by a few art directors up at Stone Arch. One of their comments was that I sometimes drew my children a little too big next to the adult characters. They wanted them more "child sized". OK, I could work on that.

And then I read the manuscript featuring PJ. In the first page PJ is described as a 5'11" fourteen year old boy. Personally, I would KILL to be 5'11" at my adult age. And, I'm a full grown man!

So, after beating my head against the nearest wall I could find for a few hours, I finally figured out ow to make PJ more "child sized" next to his team's coach.

How did I do it?

You guessed it, the coach is now about 6'10" tall.

Am I not an artist who aims to please, or what?

1 comment:

Jeff Lafferty said...

Wow, I missed a lot. Glad to see your keeping up with the blog.