For this post and the three coming ones, I (re) used characters originally coming from two drawings made (as sketch) for somebody who want to create a cards game featuring various locations in Israel.
For the sketches, I chose two locations in Tel Aviv: the Azrieli towers and the Yacov Adam fountain.
Here I present these two places plane, without the characters.
I really liked the idea of drawing views since it makes a change for me: I am used to focus on characters as a priority. It was also intended for 10 to 12 year old children which is different from the age I usually have in mind when I draw.
...But, I was not really happy with the result of my sketches. I did not manage to free myself from the indications I received (the drawn places had to be realistic and recognisable and suit pre teenagers taste) and to integrate them into my own way of making images.
Acknowledging my own disappointment, I decided to(re) use the characters and transpose them onto background I recently made, when experimenting paper and cloth based textures... a way for me to appropriate the drawing...
Here is a man walking amongst clouds.
There is either clouds in the street or a huge wrapping paper which flew away from the dustbin. If not, the man is walking in the sky pretending he did not noticed anything unusual.
(click on the picture to enlarge it)