Cartoon: Linda Esposito, version 2
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
When Linda and I talked about colors for her cartoons, she asked for greens and olives to match her website, but she added a little postscript saying that if she had her way, it’d be eggplant and tangerine! So I suggested we do one of each, since she’d already decided to keep both.
I had this great light orange marker that made the couch surprisingly warm and inviting, especially when we added the rusty orange and blood red pillows, but managed to be subdued enough not to overwhelm the figure entirely. I gave it nice dark wood to frame it, and then Linda herself got to wear the deep purpley-blue that was as close as I had to a proper eggplant.
All in all, though it’s the same person, her first cartoon will serve her well on her website and in a more professional capacity, while this one gives her something fun and unexpected that still has ‘her’ written all over it.
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Categories: Completed Commissions, Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces
Tags: all rights reserved, cartoon, copic marker, Linda Esposito, pen and ink
Thanks again Amy! I have to say that the colors are exceptional, and especially vibrant. For the record, I use neutrals on the site because people tend to be overwhelmed by topics such as depression and anxiety, so I wanted color scheme as ‘soothing’ as possible.
BTW, I went to the gym last night, in honor of my more willowy cartoon self.
Oh, I didn’t mean anything against your site — I like the colors and I do think they’re very welcoming, and look good on you in your first cartoon besides. But it was nice to get to give you a more “you” version, too!
And hee, well, go willowy you! Somehow weeble me just doesn’t motivate the same way, heh.
Thanks again, hun! You’re awesome. <3