here is an illo for Amelia's that also got published today:
and here is link to article:
Whilst I am fairly pleased with this, I can really see when comparing to the other brilliant illustrations with the article I have tended to go "dumpy" rather than long and elegant and the long and elegant just works better! I think what I need to do is work on a larger scale as I feel restricted by A4, and I think that's why some of my fashion illos come out dumpy-ish rather than the long slender skinny models that they are (not at all jealous!) but that's the size of my scanner so I try to stick to A4. I guess I could photograph my work instead? I have photographed images before but I'm not sure if I can get them at 300 dpi with my camera (will have to check!) and also sometimes the results can show up shadows etc no matter hard I try to avoid them.
I think a larger scanner is a bit beyond my means at the moment.
Any advice anyone? Would be much appreciated!
(Ha! just had a thought - maybe the other reason why I make them dumpy is to try and put a bit of myself into the pictures?!! Or a reaction against sizeism? Bigging up the larger lady?)