Thursday, September 17, 2009

Treasures and Reworking Things

My drive up to the school where I'm teaching this semester is a bit long, but it's also very pretty. It's hard to beat New Hampshire in early fall. The best part about my commute is that it takes me through the town of Derry, where I found this treasure trove. I could have spent hours combing the shelves and pawing through boxes of postcards and old photos. I made off with these fine items for only $14:
I am also the proud new owner of this peacock feather headband from this Etsy shop. I spent the day reworking the characters in my book. Their faces were based too closely on actual firefly anatomy, and it made them difficult to read.
Before:
And After:
And here's the reworked detail of this:

3 comments:

Cat B said...

FABULOUS reworking! And the peacock headband...well, I feel quite dowdy!

Kaetlyn Wilcox said...

Cat B,
Thanks to you, for your advice about those faces:)

You, Dowdy? NEVER!

andothersuchthings said...

ooh I like those changes. I feel like I can get wrapped up in the "accuracy" of a drawing, even though, yeah, it's not quite working.
I've been eyeing those headbands for a while now...it looks great!