The New Yorkie
I don’t usually record my process for my illustrations. I’ve been working on coming up with a New Yorker style cover illustration with that unique sense of irony. They aren’t easy to generate! When I was done with the inks, I did run into a Bizarro cartoon that horrified me, but because I have the dog in a stroller, I at least upped the ante a little bit. So strange that we used the same looking dog!
Being the eternal art student that I am, I pulled from so many artists’ advice to get the insight necessary to make this piece. Daniel Krall gave an answer on tumblr to not create “puppet style” compositions. The first sketch I came up with was too linear. It might’ve been a great sketch to capture my idea, but is definitely not an interesting composition. Enjoy!