Christmas is coming soon ;-)
Last year I made these illustrations for Christmas greeting cards. I tried to leave the shapes simple and clean.
What do you think?
I like the cutout version the most, though I would have the edges of the pieces turned up a little to make it look more realistic. Nice work.
Super fun concept!
I hope you don't mind, but I thought I'd do a drawover just to show some problems with the pose. It just doesn't quite feel like you're showing enough energy in the pose. I simplified the character a bit, but I think the adjusted pose could still work with the design you have.
Again, I love this little ant guy. He's a lot of fun.
Ah nice work @jake parker, the draw overs do have feel of more effort the ant is having pulling the parcel, his expression helps so much.
@Jana Very cute design! I don't even want to think about christmas yet hehe. I love the one with the snowman :)
Thanks, guys, for the feedback! :-)
@jake-parker Thank you so much, Jake, for spending your precious time on my little ant. It is amazing, how your changes of the pose improve the message dramatically! :-) That is awesome. I will definitively try to give this little guy a bit more energy before Christmas.
As a biologist I have to say: An ant with teeth...??? ;-) Just kidding, the teeth are what made me laugh most! :-)
@Steve-Young The idea is great, Steve. For sure, I will try how it looks if I bend some pieces outwards. Thanks.
@Lynn-Larson Usually, I love to think about Christmas, but every year it turns out to be super busy. This year, I try to start thinking about it earlier... maybe it helps. ;-)
@jake-parker My husband just commented on my comment about the teeth:
"As a human being I have to say: "An ant with a hand-knitted cap... ? Hmmm." LoL