The Boy who made it rain…

rain boys
Whilst procrastinating between projects I thought it would be interesting to experiment with how I draw the eyes  on my characters. How much difference does it make if I just added dots rather than having my usual style?

I kind of like the first image. Giving the boy dots sort of adds to the mood of the piece. He seems lost in his thoughts, day dreaming perhaps…
The second image is more my usual thing. Having the white in the eyes definitely gives the boy more character and allows me to give the piece more direction. I can certainly get more expression with this style.

I shared the images on Facebook with some friends and the response was mixed. Overall I think it’s good to have both styles in my folio , hopefully allowing for wider appeal.

What also came from my conversation was a little story idea..Apparently when I posted the image it actually started to rain ..A friend mentioned that there could be a story there..
And the title was born…

The boy who made it rain…

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