Art for fantasy childrens novel

  • This is really great work, I love your style too! I am curious about the novel what is the name of it? I can't wait to see more of this please keep sharing!

  • I like your style and your characters. Really expressive.

  • O wow thanks everyone! 🙂 I will use your suggestions and post the corrections soon. I also have a villain wizard coming along, so, more to come

    @thrace7724 The novel is Yan Bibiyan (name of the main character). It's from a bulgarian author, so I don't believe its been translated, at least I couldn't find anything on the internet. It's sort of got a similar feel to Coraline, Wizard of oz thing, but with a boy. I just love that kind of stuff :))))

  • I always have trouble making my little kids look less like 17 year olds, so I can relate to your frustration with drawing little boys. But personally he looks like a 10-12 year boy to me.

  • SVS OG

    I think that for me they are perfect...i like the androgyny of the boy character...any child can identify with him... very charming the puckish looking creature also

  • Lovely! Your style is beautiful!

    For the boy, I'd give freckles, and yes trim the hair a bit. the curl on the left side is making him (while adorable) look a little more girl-ish.

    Keep making these wonderful works! I'm a fan!

  • @mbore710 That's good to hear 😃 Also I think we are usually more comfortable drawing our own gender first, and I'm still coming out of that.
    @Kevin-Longueil Thank you, Kevin 🙂
    @Christina-Taylor-Brown Thank you, Cristina. I think you are so very right about the curl, but I am still hoping to find a way to keep the hair and get the boy look. Everything is still pretty much in the concept stage so I hope it will evolve in a better way.

    Here's a little update with some sketches. These are of the bad guy wizard character. In the story he lies a lot, can grow very big or become very small.

    This is a concept drawing I did for the girl character. She has been turned into a raven by the wizard. It's still not what I had in my head, but thought to show it anyway 🙂

    I also did a tweak in the first drawing. Redid the tree and played around with placement. Any thought on wheter this is better or worse would be very appreciated 🙂

  • Oh my gosh! I love the wizard so much! You have such a way with making those shapes work and come alive! Wonderful!

  • @Christina-Taylor-Brown Thanks, Cristina! Thats actually a result from the Drawing Villains and Monsters class. It explains a lot :)))

  • @Madlenn
    I think switching the tree to the other side really improved the harmony of your image (which is gorgeous by the way). You just have to be carefull that the little creature really pops infront of the tree. With his dark legs it should work. For the case that this will be colored at the end, the popping might be even supported by color.
    Nice Project! It is fun to follow it. 🙂
    Actually it inspires me a lot also to go back to what I loved to read as a kid and think about some character design. Thanks!

  • I agree I think swapping over the tree does improve the composition considerably.

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