WIP July book cover - feedback on composition
Griffin last edited by
This is an awesome start. There are two things that stand out to me that could be adjusted.
"Oz" meets dorothy’s head in a way that makes a bit of an awkward tangent.
Solution: make the overlap heavier or don’t overlap at all by moving oz or making it smaller, similarly you could move Dorothy a bit instead.
Between the city and character bubbles in the corners there are tangents.
Solution: make the city wider so it doesn’t end at the bubbles but continues behind them. This will make the city feel more open and grand
Hope this helps!
Also if you really want to push yourself to finish this piece maybe try telling us when you are going to post next and what stage it will be at. For example, say your line drawing will be done in 3 days or maybe your first color layer
@Griff Thanks for your input!
I tried to get rid of most of the tangents (however it's still a little bit early for me to cover them all... so there are still some left maybe )
@korilynneillo I also tried a variety of different poses for Dorothy... it's so difficult to make her look like she's in a tornado, without the Alice in wonderland feel to it.
But I tried and for now, I'm happy with it, I think.
I've also made the bubbles in the corners smaller, so it's little bit more airy.
Next step: character design!
Sooo, I really do hope I’ll make it till the end of month!
I have my characters ready and drawing for the whole illustration finished.
Tomorrow I’ll be doing colour studies.
And I do have a question for anyone willing to give me their opinion ... in the drawing, I made Dorothy smile, but in the sketch, there’s a hint of more or less surprised/scared look. What do you think would be better for the cover? I want the cover to have a “happy” feel to it, but also with a little bit of an action...
TessaW last edited by
I like the happy face! Her and Toto's pose gives plenty of action, so I think the expression works well if you also want to keep things "happy". Toto is so adorable!
miranda-hoover last edited by
@mag I love your characters! Toto is super adorable I think a happy face would be more inviting and goes well with your style. My only critique is the tangent with Toto's tail and leg--but other than that they look great! I'm excited to see it finished!
Coley last edited by
Those characters! They are tooooo cute !
Kim Hunter last edited by
Stories are built on conflict. The smile waters down the implied conflict.
@TessaW Thank you! I love little cute animals, so it was great fun drawing him
@Kim-Hunter Thanks! Will think about that!!
Mairin Kareli last edited by
@mag so cute!
I did it on time!! Sure, there are still a couple of things I want to change, and there will be a plenty of them once I submit the final image... but for now, I'm pretty happy
lora_chaudavis last edited by
@mag So beautiful! Love the textures and the colors, I keep noticing new layers as I look at it. That little dog's face is just so precious.