Humpty drawing before and after

Some of the illustrations I’ll be adding to the book I decided to redraw so everything will look consistent. The first do-over I posted back in March was called “Bombs Away.”

The illustration I drew for the “Humpty” story in the book actually started a few years ago with the illustration you see at right, on top. I just drew it in pencil one day to be funny. It was way before The Rots ever existed, so maybe this Humpty could be considered the very, very first Rot.

Something about the general idea of the picture I liked, so I updated it last year (the Humpty in the middle) in a style closer to the way The Rots look. In that one I used a pen and ink line art kind of style.

I redrew the whole thing again to go in the book, and that’s the one on the bottom. As with all the illustrations in the book, in this one I used powdered graphite washes with details in pencil.