This month’s Utah Adventure Journal article, Stay In Bed Or Go Mountain Biking, is about the age-old dilemma of wanting to stay in bed versus getting up and doing something productive, in this case, mountain biking with friends. I thought it would be fun to give my illustration a kind of Alice In Wonderland tumbling down the rabbit hole kind of feel. People often fantasize about having a bed that topples them out in the morning so they would be forced to wake up on time, but what if your bed could topple you out right where you needed to be, with all of your things that you needed?
Here’s the digital sketch I did for this illustration. Since I had a lot of items floating around, it was helpful to do my sketch digitally. That way, I could easily move things around and work out a nice flow for everything.
This is the inked version of my illustration. I do all my inking on paper, as I feel I have more control than with my Wacom tablet. Here you can see where I made changes to some of the things floating around, like the shoes and the mountain bike.