@davidhohn Thank you David. Getting back into illustrating gas been difficult stop this challenge has made it feel a bit less daunting. I feel like I gained some knowledge for sure as well as getting a better grasp on using Procreate. I've just started using Procreate this year and I do have to say that drawing on the iPad/Procreate has felt more natural that drafting on my Cintiq. The game changer was buying the Paperlike screen protector though.
I decided to go with D, and I just launched into it. I'm hoping folks can tell me if things are pulling focus and interest. I"m worried there's too much texture in the tree, perhaps, and I need to do something a bit more substantial to the path he's standing on...
@aprilshin I decided to change the boy's facial expression a bit, and have him looking upward with a "sorta" grin... I think that was stronger than the "I'm lonely" vibe I think I was going for... Does that make things a bit clearer? Or at least less complicated?
I agree with everything the others said so far. The only thing I would add is maybe try to give the baby slightly more cartonny proportions... Especially the head feels a little small compared to the rest of the body. But I really thing this could be a strong portfolio piece
I would agree with the others that the 3rd one looks more natural. . . however, if you are drawn more toward the purple, I'd say go for it but explore a little more with thumbnails, tweaking the purples. I think if you made the background a cooler or desaturated purple and kept the dragon a little more intense and warm it might help.
Really think it's an awesome drawing, btw!
This is a spread from a book dummy- where the treehouse is the final destination of the journey. My apologies for the watermark and the bits of text. Illustration by LAURA BELEVICA. www.laurabelevica.com. If you'd like to see the whole story- email me: email@example.com]( image url)Re: JUNE ILLUSTRATION CONTEST: TREEHOUSE