This month's illustration is inspired by the New York Times Square countdown to the new year. Confetti, streamers, balloons all help celebrate the birth of a new year and all the possibilities that come with it. A stork stops to let the new year baby lion unwrap and swing the cowbell that chimes the start of 2022. Goodbye 2021, hello 2022!
I had a blast with this way of making characters! I made a shape for each head. Then started drawing around it to see who would come out. The characters each piped up with their name. And then revealed their little buddy! I learned this in a class with illustrator Sarah McIntyre at Curtis Brown Creative.