The inspiration for this painting literally hit me on the street (on the streets of New York to be exact, on one of my recent trips there). My friend and I saw a woman with a baby carriage and instead of a baby – there was a dog in the carriage. We had a good laugh about it, and I made a note to myself to at least do a little sketch about it.
The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to develop it into an illustration. I’ve done some more thinking, added a few elements, made the characters much more exciting then they were on the streets of NY, and here you go – a fun piece about the things I notice around me.
A little note about my reference photos: they are taken as a point of departure. In this illustration I wasn’t going for realistic figures, but a little help with the gestures of the figures, facial expressions and hands are always a plus.
As I get better at drawing and I simplify and stylize my figures, I will be able to draw faster and more accurately, accurately not in the sense of having a perfect, realistic drawing, but accurately in the sense that a drawing is believable and exists its own right.