Here is my submission for the contest! Thank you to everyone who gave me great advice along the way. Can't wait to see all the others!
I kept waffling back and forth on whether to enter this month, but the most recent podcast really helped push me to enter regardless of whether I thought I would win or not. I'm always amazed and inspired by everyone's work here, and if not for SVS, this piece would not have existed in the world!
This is my interpretation of The Wizard of Oz if it happened in ancient Korea. I've included Dorothy (front and center wearing a common Hanbok), the Tiger (instead of the Lion since tigers are more prevalent in Korean stories), going counterclockwise, the Tinman dressed in a complete suit of armor, the scarecrow in peasant clothing, the Witch who's dressed in a traditional regal Hanbok wearing a shaman mask, and Toto who's a Jindo, a common breed in Korea. The yellow brick road is leading up to Emerald City which is fashioned in the style of a Korean palace. The title is in Korean on the top left.
Good luck to everyone who's entered, and kudos to you for constantly putting in the work. I see you!
I wasn't sure if I was going to make it, but here it is! Almost went cross-eyed staring at this for so long trying to figure out how to make it better, lol. Absolutely loving all the entries this month! Y'all are killin' it! Thank you to all the SVSers who always push me to be better!
@Georgios-Christopoulos Aahh I love it~ I want to see these characters in a video game
@von_Nimmermehr Omg Rambling Jim is ADORABLE~!!! I just want to hug him and ghost hunt with him all day
Yayyy for entering the contest!! It can be a scary experience, but I'm so glad you're doing it! I love your character design. She seems like a person I would've wanted as a friend when I was younger. I'm also super impressed with your cross-legged sitting pose!
My suggestion would be to change the eyes so that they don't look so realistic. Also, her outfit has a lot of personality and I would love to see the same love shown to her shoes. I put in some simple circle shapes for the eyes and high top sneakers with high socks as an example. I also tried to tweak the running pose but I'm not sure if it's working any better, lol. Amazing work! Good luck in the contest!
This looks so good! The contrast looks better in the recent photo and the colors seem more vibrant, too. I also like that you chose to use only two colors. Well done! My two cents would be to add a little more story to it. Why is this moment important/interesting/special? Ex: Are they realizing that the package they're delivering is actually for them?
Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
Hello! I was wondering if I could get some thoughts on this composition. This is supposed to be a Korean inspired Halloween piece. The animal on top will be a tiger cub and the couple below is holding hands and wearing traditional Korean hanboks. Their framed by branches and korean pumpkins. I'll probably also add some fireflies around the branches.
I'm not sure if the concept makes sense or is reading as Halloween-y. I'm also not sure if the composition is working or how I can improve. Thankful for any thoughts/advice/suggestions/critiques. Thank you for your time!
Ah, sorry I didn't take into consideration that you would've agreed upon this design beforehand. Apologies! But the recent version looks a lot better in my opinion!
Your illustrations are gorgeous and the colors work so well together. As for the cover, I do agree with what others have said about the tree feeling a little overbearing. I know you mentioned an abundance of trees and plants in the last spread. Maybe you could do something similar for the cover? I've roughly sketched an idea below where the boy is planting a small seed and is surrounded by a large number of plants that continue to the back of the cover. Please let us know when these hit the shelves! Awesome work!