If you have some familiarity with licensing, then I would look into what is needed for a portfolio like that, and actively start working towards that. I think your work would be great for that, but think about what the images would be on and work from there. I assume you'd need some icon type images that can be combined into patterns etc, and then some larger images that match that could be more like the centerpiece images. These look like portraits, and as so are maybe not the best ones to include in a licensing portfolio. Also, when making that work, make sure you have things on layers, so you can easily move and change compositions and background colors for variations.
@Braxton I agree with @Jeremy-Ross , the original zoomed-out version communicates "isolation" more. The character is small, but it becomes more of an atmosphere piece. In that one I can definitely tell the character is alone, and he seems content with that.
Thanks @Jeremy-Ross and @gavpartridge for taking the time to look at it.
Really appreciate it
There are some solid suggestions here. I'll take what I think is right and make adjustements. You guys just contributed to the quality of this project
@carlianne and @Dima-Eichhorn thank you! I started last week with the new fixes and giving it another go today, I can share the results when done. The version published will probably display only half of her though - taking that in consideration when choosing the shapes...ha! Back to work
@miranda-hoover thank you! I’m still struggling to see if I “fixed” it enough. I think it’s a little closer to what I was picturing in my head at least. That’s the biggest gap I want to close. I have a very vivid imagination and I just can’t ever seem to capture them the way they appear in my head. But, I’m getting closer.
@aprilshin well sometimes when I feel stressed or overwhelmed I'd love to have a place like this to meditate or think about A, B or C, and then I figured that for the may contest would be cool to have an Island, so I thought, that giving our current isolation Coronavirus situation, this island could materialize an opportunity to be with ourselves, thoughts and all... also, when reading all your questions, I honestly have to say I didn’t went that far , but it is absolutely something I'll give a look at, because this process help compose and create a storytelling for our illustrations. Thanks for the Feedback!!
@charitymunoz I love the caterpillar. Very cute.
One thing you might think about is your composition and focal point. Right now the caterpillar is dead center in the middle of the composition. That is usually not desired. Moving him to one of the hot spots (on the thirds) and adding some secondary focal points might go a long way.
Looking good! Can’t wait to see the next revision.
@LauraA You could make any of these thumbnails work. A total winner concept, love it. I agree with @aprilshin's draw-over, it would make more sense ot have one wolf on the roof if you want to emphasis the "Lone wolf" concept :-).
@LauraA said in Which one? Masks prompt. Can't decide!:
Squinting at it, it does read better now! Might want to darken the background up just enough to get that "watermark! flower pattern back, because it was nice. The more transparent butterflies are nice, too.
Thanks @LauraA for your input. I'll see if I can get that back. Rats, I forgot about it when I was working LoL. I transported it from procreate to Photoshop and then adjusted so it might not be so easy