Monday, January 19, 2015

Friends - new set of boy and girl clipart

I finally finished my latest set of clipart.  Thanks to Amy (at Learning Lessons With Mrs. Labrasciano) who gave me the idea of creating more realistic looking characters, I started drawing a couple of body forms a few weeks ago and got some great feedback from Amy which set me on the path for this first set.  My main goal was to make figures that could pass for either elementary school, middle school or high school teaching resources.  I've seen lots of clipart that is only for the youngest grades, and a few sets for older kids, but I thought I'd make these figures bridge across the grades.

Friends was a fun set to make.  Using references, I was able to create these figures in varying poses and played around with different hand and arm configurations.  And while I was working on them I decided they could have different personalities - and I gave them all names!  Then I toyed with different shirt styles.  I just happened to be watching the Patriots while I was working on one of the figures and thought it would be fun to make one of the characters wearing a Tom Brady jersey.  Here I am finishing Chase:


And here's Chase's final figure for the set:
Amy had also suggested one of the characters making a heart shape with her hands over her head - so this is Leah:
I wanted to have a couple of figures that could pass for being a little older, and so I created Max and Maya.  I thought it would be fun if Max was a little goofy while Maya was a little more sophisticated.  Here they are:
 




















I made Emma and Liam as the younger Friends characters:
 



















I thought Zoey and Noah each have some personality:

And I had fun with Ryan and Claire:
 



















And finally there is Jacob and Olivia:
 



















Here's the cover of the set, with all of the figures together:

And here's the direct link to the Teachers Pay Teachers product: Friends - Boy and Girl Clipart.

I also saved the blackline versions as separate files which are all part of the same set.  Here are the blackline figures all together:

Overall, I'm very pleased how they came out and I've already mapped out my next product.  So, it's time to get back to drawing ...

Cheers!

Kriss

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