Tiger WIP: What to emphasize for clearer storytelling?
This is my WIP drawing for the January contest.
The story got kind of complex - note to self - work out the story FIRST instead of trying to cobble it together while drawing. Anyway, the "hero" is a tiger cat who has snatched her kitten from a tiger by scaring the tiger with a mask. There's a ribbon tied to the kitten's tail that is still in the tiger's mouth.
How do you think I can make the cat and kitten stand out as the focal point? Heavier linework? Stronger colors? I think I'll do the final piece in watercolor with ink outlines. Thanks for any suggestions!
Kim Hunter last edited by
@angela-sagues I think the ribbon would make more sense if tied to the mask instead of a kitten's tail. Tiger has no way to tie ribbon to kitten.
Katherine last edited by
I'm afraid even after reading the description I'm still not entirely sure what's going on. I don't understand why there's a ribbon tied to the kitten. And I didn't know that it was a tiger mask on the back of the cat until I read the description. I think maybe re-visit the concept to clarify the story and start thumbnailing again. You could also play around with illustrating the same story at different moments ie. before, during, and after the initial catnapping. (I'm assuming the tiger kidnapped the kitten originally?)
@katherine Thanks for the great input. I love the idea of playing with different moments in the story. For my next illustration, I'll work with those ideas in the thumbnail stage.
@kim-hunter Thanks for the input - you're right, it's really unclear.