With the completion of the cover behind me, I’d like to introduce the beginnings of Gaurdie.
Gaurdie is a very small Scottish guard that takes his job very seriously. He puts up a pretty tough appearance but his eyes tell a different story. Those big beautiful blue eyes will draw you into his sweet kindness. Besides, how tough can someone be when they smell like a fresh Gardenia flower.
Gaurdie is the first fairy the kids meet as they step through the Enchanted Door into Memmay’s fairy garden. He is very fast at flying and no one has managed to get past him yet. His job is to keep track of everyone who is visiting the garden.
Now let’s get started with the fun of creating this little gem. I’ve scanned my initial drawing into Photoshop and have quickly redrawn the lines knowing that I’ll only use them as a guide. My next step will be to block in the basic colors.
Have a happy artful day!