So its been a long time since I posted in this thread, but I am happy to say I finally completed this one. I am really struggling to find my "style" but for some reason I keep going back to this. As much as I try different styles and or techniques this is the one I keep coming back to. It feels most natural to me. Anyway, here is it. How many cartoon/movie references can you find?
Thanks everyone! B seems to be the clear winner. I suppose the white outline worked well with my inktobers because it was just the character and not a full illustration. @TessaW and @Adrian-K here is a version with just the splatters.
Submitting final (tweaked and cropped) color comps for critique. I like all of these, but I think I'm going to go for the red version.
I'm going to refine what's going on in the window, though. The tough part is going to be to render the idea of something good to eat, but still have a lot of teal green.
I have a long way to do on this, especially since I'll likely be trying out different stylistic ideas. The point with the last couple of pieces I've posted here has been to start a 100 kids streak and develop a style in the process. As usual, your opinions are more than welcome!
@Whitney-Simms I think your work is very lovely and I could totally see it gracing calendars and cards and such. Go with your passion. It looks very professional. I understand your angst though. I don't think I am cut out to be a children's illustrator either but I sure do love learning all that I can from everyone and applying it to my artwork.
@kaitlinmakes Thanks for the feedback! Yes definitely, for another time when I want to revisit this piece, I have to work on giving them expressions and a clear form. I really wished I worked intentionally with the lines, but next time. Id want to revisit this in digital for sure!
@sophie-lawson id like to i think it would be fun. But I’m also trying to create a portfolio to start looking for paid work. Maybe on the side or if I figure out how to incorporate it into the portfolio as well.
@NessIllustration Cool thanks Ness. So a halo of light around the sleigh and work on the expressions. I didn't realize the expressions were so similar until you mentioned it. I really appreciate your ideas here. Thanks so much!