Several weeks ago, I showcased the Ripple sketch blog in my post about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Ripple has been dedicated to distributing hundreds of small sketch-cards created by illustrators, which can be purchased for a small $10 donation fee to wildlife charities. I was so inspired by their work that I wanted to contribute myself and, after a lovely reunion with my watercolors last night, I came up with a “sketch” that will appear on the blog soon!
While I’ll wait to show the final image until it’s posted for sale on Ripple, here are a few ideas I got out of my system beforehand – sketches for the sketches, if you will!
A play on Noah’s Ark (that other water disaster, you may remember…), which I liked best conceptually, but the animals weren’t as exciting on such a small scale
Left: The image that is closest to the final sketch
Right: Super-depressing baby turtles, running away from the oil slick
A puppy affected by the Gulf- wait, what? Those turtles were TOO sad, I needed cute!