I was deeply saddened over the loss of Maurice Sendak, like most kids I’m sure, “Where The Wild Things Are,” was one of my favorite books growing up. I remember getting it at the library with my first library card, I was always drawn to the books with big, big illustrations. So anyway when the girls at Ten Paces & Draw asked me to illustrate something for a Sendak tribute post, I jumped at the chance to be apart of it.
I didn’t really sketch it out, I just put the pencil to the paper with a general idea and this is where i landed. I went with the idea of Max but I did a gender swap, much like Natasha Allegri’s gender swapped Adventure Time characters. I just wanted to have a very somber looking Max holding the boat that she comes to the island on.
Click here to visit Ten Paces & Draw to check out other Maurice Sendak tribute drawings.
I’ll be offering prints of this piece eventually because I know a few people on instagram (I’m @dannybrito on there) asked for it.
Check back tomorrow for some progress photos of this piece! as well as a few other surprises.