I agree with everything that has been said and would like to add that if you have scanned or photographed pics, make all the backgrounds the same shade of white and get rid of the scanner edge. or make it purposeful.
This is really nice! I love the concept. I have no problem seeing that the character is part of the tree. I like the way you blended her body into the trunk.
Some suggestions: The reds on the apples are really popping and I find my eyes drawn to them.
I like @TD-Sketches idea to use light to place the focus on the character. When the red is muted, the piece looks a lot more focused.
I would consider blending her hair with the tree trunk a but more with the colors. (like what you did with her body). Maybe a gradient of light brown to dark brown from the trunk to her hair would help to make the viewer be sure that she is part of the tree.
I feel that the colors of the mountain does not go with the rest of the image. Perhaps colors that are in the same family of green and brown that you are using in the foreground would make the mountains blend in even better?
Great job! I love it! I'm sure your friend will too.
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The only perspective that you might need to take another look at is the table in the foreground. I think we may be seeing a bit too much of that top of it and it should instead be thinned out a bit so it looks like it is a little bit closer to eye level. I was using the perspective of the shelf as a reference point to figure out how the table would line up. Hope that makes sense!
It’s a gorgeous piece. I’m excited to see the finished result
@MichaelaH good point with the silhouette, thanks for the feedback. I will think about it.
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@Jonathan-Malski Great catches!! Yes!! Those suggestions are easy fixes!! Thank-you thank-you thank-you!!
I really like your style and color palette! I think they are both nice. I personally prefer the composition of the Keep your distance one, but both are nice. Here are some minor suggestions. The illustration where the child blowing bubbles has some tangents:
where the knee touches the orange chalk child almost makes it like the chalk drawing is standing on the boy's knees.
The bottom bubble is lined up with the bottom of the door.
The hair is almost lined up with the bottom of the brick wall.
I love the chalk drawings, they are very fun!