This is the first completed illustration for my senior thesis project. For the first half of the fall 2009 semester, I will be doing little gouache paintings for the stories in the book Winnesburg, OH. I fell in love with this book after a friend recommended to me and it is so exciting to get my visuals of it down on paper.
I finally got around to making a new sketchbook. After filling up my old one I decided to make the new one with the same style cover, only this time I used felt and fabric instead of leather. I embroidered the outside and lined the inside with an old shirt. The grey felt makes it look so cozy. I'm so anxious for cold weather, I just couldn't help it....