WIP July contest - Summer vacation gone wrong

  • Ok! I think this works out the spacing issues and gets his head in the frame. . . I still need to figure out exactly what I want for the pot that's being watered, but I'm feeling better about the people!


  • @Heindel you're right, it was that they overlapped, that's what made it work so much better 😅

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    @Kuarahy turning into a great composition!

  • @Kuarahy okay, take everything I say with a grain of salt, I am a total beginner when it comes to illustration, the woman looks very good, the pot she is watering looks to me like it is on the same plane as the boy.... could you tuck that behind the foot? and the cactus almost looks like a foreground element and he is going to fall behind it in the last sketch, do you think it would look better if it the cactus was smaller, or maybe just to be on the page a little more? Also, Great Job! it is looking very nice and telling a great story! keep it up, you all are very inspiring to me!

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    This might be coming a bit too late but I think you piece would look great on a portrait format canvas. I love the concept.

  • @Nyrryl-Cadiz hm. . . I'd thought about portrait, but then I couldn't figure out how to keep his leg fully extended and still in the frame. . . but maybe I'll play around with it a little more. I've been finishing a different piece, so this one's been on the back burner this past week.

  • It's been a while, but here's an update:


    I'm hoping to get a definite Arizona suburb vibe with the colors. . . but we'll see how it goes!! I'm a little anxious about getting those skin tones looking good. . .

  • I think it looks really good so far. In regards to feeling nervous about skin tones... some of the best art advice I ever got: do the hardest part first. 🙂 That way, if it doesn't go as planned, it's not as hard to start over or change things up... Thanks for showing your process and letting us in on your creative flow.

  • @KathrynAdebayo that's great advice! I guess that's what I'll be working on next then! I've been putting it off 😅

  • K, I've been slowly plugging away at this. I try to take a picture at the end of eat sitting, so here's a few:




    I'm getting close! We'll see how much patience I have left 😅

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