March 3rd Thursday - Does the scene work?



  • Afternoon, all,

    I have here a developed sketch and a screenshot of some color applied. Needless to say, I think I may be asking this question a little late. My question is at this point, does the idea of the viewer being the thing brought to "Show and Tell" work, or does it leave too many questions unanswered? Granted, this illustration may serve better as a larger story, but I wanted to introduce some intrigue from the viewer and force them to wonder "What am I that is frightening these students and teacher?".

    Any thoughts?

    ![Sketch.JPG](uploading 100%) ![Sketch.JPG](uploading 100%)



  • Sorry, I wasn't sure how to load this up at the same time as my initial post.

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  • I think it's great. It leaves the viewer to fill in the blanks as to what the little girl has brought.I love the teacher. I don't get that "I" the viewer is what she brought. The image is telling me she brought "something?" frighting to class and I have figure out what it is.



  • This is a fun concept! I think you can age down the kids, typically show and tell is done with preschool or kindergartners. These kids look much older. Go for the 4-6 year old range!



  • Thank you both for the comment! I can certainly see where the kids looked a little older and did wonder if that was an issue.

    Regarding evilrobot's comment on figuring out what the "viewer" is, do I need to include some things to hint at what the thing is (like using a reflection, shadows, etc.) or does not knowing what the thing is at all add to the fun of the image?



  • I like the feeling it's giving right now. I think not knowing what she brought gives me the chance to participate in the story.