As you may already know, this week's theme was 'Literary Characters' which offers a wide range of options to draw from. Below is the first of 5 swaps, this illustration features artwork from the fantasy adventure novel, Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Not only do I want to introduce the theme, but the work of this week's guest artist Niv Bavarsky. For more on Niv read up below the sketch. On this piece concept and sketches were done by Erica Sirotich, and the final piece was completed by Niv.
Niv Bavarsky is an illustrator from Los Angeles, CA. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. In his spare time he works in his sketchbook obsessively, makes electronic music, and goofs around with friends. Niv has worked with clients such as The New York Times Book Review, and has been recognized in Communication Arts Illustration Annual 51. He's a great illustrator, and a good friend!