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?
Beautiful work so far! I like how you offset the symmetry on the building's base by creating asymmetrical rooves. The rendering style is so crisp and clean, allowing the detail and imperfectness of your linework to shine through, giving the building a used tone.
Hope you can finish this!
Some areas are a little busy, and I lose/can't see some of the pandas' faces due to there being little contrast between the white fur and the white background, but overall I find this stunning! There is so much detail in the outfits and armor, and just so many characters present on the page; beautiful work!
@Mandy-Forte this is lovely. One thing I would just say is the round windows have a bit of wood on the top that gives the impression they are protruding, but the frames do not. I think they may need a line to give a small 3D impression if they are not flush to the side like the other windows. I have done a really quick line to show the kind of thing I mean, I hope you don’t mind.
Welcome @Freddie-Leota ! I'm not new here, but I've had my head down for a long time, so I am trying to re-engage. I love the humor in your work. I love the lines in the water & the rock -- they feel very storybook-ish, & they make a fun contrast with the characters who feel slightly more "real", but still belong in this world.
Thank you to @Michael-Angelo-Go for the detailed analysis. Very instructive! I am learning a lot here.
A bit of a messy thumbnail but I’m loving the turtle shells. I’ve decided the Turtle Inn has a bit of a crow problem that our little hero might be able to help clear up. Or maybe he’s beginning to get a bit of a bird following himself...