Okay, I don’t think I’m doing an Illustration Friday this week. But I did complete a commission and sent it out today, so I’ll share that.
It was actually quite a compliment. A guy in Sunnyvale, CA said his family liked my diaper book so much that he wanted to commission me to do a little cartoon drawing of his daughter, who they call Lala, in the same style as the book.
The pose he wanted was sort of a memory of the first time Lala climbed out of her crib. She came down the stairs waving and smiling at them, saying “Lala climb-ed!” Anyway, practical details: I had to match the girl’s hair and eye color, give her the same hairstyle, put her in a pink shirt and diaper, give her a white bunny (which I made in the same style as the bear in my book), and have her waving at the bottom of the stairs.
I ended up using Harvest Graphics as my printer (thank you all for your suggestions of who to use). They were very nice, even though a one-off is pretty much beneath them. They did it primarily, I think, in the hopes that I’ll have a larger project some day and will think of them for it.