Exercise: Getting the Gist
One of my favorite magazines is Frankie Magazine from Australia. I can only get it when I am traveling through an airport and its about double the price of the other magazines. But in Frankie magazine they include a gift wrapping paper in each issue that is normally some very cute illustration. Its full of little illustrations and small interesting stories.
I found this short article about a young woman who inherits her grandparents penguin ornament collections. This will be my inspiration for creating an illustration for this text.
This is my final piece. Its simple and could probably use a bit more depth. Maybe adding some background visual like having them sit on a shelf instead of floating. I used Pencil, pen, watercolor and gouache on colored paper.