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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.

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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. 

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I made a few sketches and studies from using the words that I underlined. IMG_0997

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.

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