Here is my original sketch. I had such a tricky time with the structure of the umbrella. I think I was able to make it look better in the final piece.


This piece has some very specific inspiration. There is a page in Chris Hart’s wonderful book Manga Mania Girl Power which inspired the raincoat, boots and umbrella look that Kimberly is sporting. I found this book to be super useful in pulling me out of an artistic slump when I was hunting for pin-upĀ ideas. Check it out here (full disclosure it’s an affiliate link and they help me pay the bills):