Among other projects I’ve been working on, I kinda wanted to do a set of clipart of the Friends wearing caps and gowns. Its been about a month and a half since I first sketched out what they would look like, but I was so busy working on other products that it kind of got left behind. Oh yeah, and of course, Julie and I went to Key West for a week for a much-needed vacation!
The graduation kids were fun to draw. However, coloring became a challenge – especially with the gowns, as I had drawn seams and folds in the gowns but once I colored them black you could no longer see those lines. So on some of the characters I lightened up the black color of the gown while on others I created a gray “shadow” effect on the seams and folds so they would show up. I think in the end the set came out looking very cute!
Here’s the cover page:
Its a little hard to see the seam and fold lines when the figures are all together on the cover page. Here’s the black and white images:
With the black and white images, all the seam and fold lines are shown. For more detail, here are two of the characters, Liam and Zoey, at a larger scale. Liam’s figure has a more-pronounces gray shadow for the folds and seams while I kept Zoey’s much more simple.
I think these figures would look great in all sorts of graduation flyers, products or in-class announcements.
Here’s a direct link to the product in my Teachers Pay Teachers store:
Friends: Graduation Kids – Boy and Girl Clipart
Hope you enjoy them!