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The Clown
The Clown - Sketches
The Clown - Detailed Sketch
The Clown - Detail

The Clown

After a trip to the thrift store, I found a glass faced clown that I thought to be interesting and a bit creepy. Many early sketches were made, some of which I explored how it could be made even creepier. I went with a more subtle approach however, and positioned him in a way that was unnatural for a doll—there is no way he should be able to stand up on his own, as well as have his head turned. A detailed pencil sketch was done in order to find the shadows and highlights of the folds of fabric, and then I began my work on Adobe Illustrator.

This was my first foray into realistic illustration using Illustrator, and I taught myself a lot outside of class time. Despite the time consumption, it was a lot of fun to do.

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