This is a character plate for my version of Dorothy Gale and Toto. I've been working on Illustrative development for this book just to keep myself motivated and working. I had to do some research first from Baum's own descriptions and also some online and library research to figure out what prairie girls like Dorothy would have worn in Kansas in the mid 1880's. In my sketchbook I did a front and side orthographic head drawing for her and the rest I just drew after studying reference. I am working on my version of Scarecrow right now and I hope to post it up here soon. I will be doing a character plate for each character in the book. Simultaneously, I will also be working on some full Illustrations for specific scenes. This is Watercolor, Walnut ink wash and pen and ink on Arches 140 pound Hot Press Watercolor Block roughly 14" x 10". I do all my under-drawing in Col-Erase Tuscan Red (my favorite color
) Thanks for looking.