Here's my entry for this month. Hope you like it. So many great entries again! Good luck everyone
Hi! Here’s my fairy-tale traveller, Lentl. In her village she was voted most likely to survive the quest due to her amazing sense of smell (she can sniff out danger more than a mile away) and her ability to run away quite quickly.
Really enjoying all the awesome characters this month and reading all their stories. I love how different they all are
Hi all. Been following all the amazing work for a couple of months and couldn’t resist entering the contest with all the ideas this prompt generates! Loving all the different interpretations of this tale (tail?). This is my first ever submission, I'm a bit in awe of all the wonderful work! Still trying to get to grips with watercolour. I was partially inspired by the “Jaws” poster for this one.
Really enjoying all the feast fiascos this month! Here's mine. Happy Halloween!
This was tough! Great fun but definitely had my own journey with it, including a bit of a battle with lighting towards the end. Just have to let go and submit it now, so here’s my entry. So many wonderful covers! I love how different they all are.
So here are the sketches of my character for this month’s contest. Turns out she’s a pig called Lentl. She has a really good sense of smell which is the main reason the villagers chose her for this quest - they figured she would smell danger in plenty of time for her to run away (she’s also quite speedy on her feet).
Character design is pretty new to me (my yeti was one of the 'monkey-like' designs, which I stubbornly stuck with for last month’s contest, ho hum ) - I find keeping consistency across the poses, and especially figuring out the pose from the back, somewhat challenging!
If you have any comments or feedback, they are most welcome! Thanks in advance.
Hi. Hope you’re all having fun being Yeti home architects. I see some fab houses have already been built! I’ve created a rough sketch for my Yeti’s treehouse - he’s made it himself and has realised that the construction needs a bit more support, so he’s working on that at the moment.
I want to make it look a bit more homemade and ramshackle in the final piece I think, but have been spending several days battling with perspective and composition and now I’ve got to the point where I can’t see the wood for the trees, so wondered if you had any thoughts.
Is it working? If anyone has a moment and can give me some feedback that would be great. Any suggestions or critiques very welcome! Thank you!
I've started to add colour to Lentl. I took inspiration from Yas Imamura's great new class on Creating Custom Color Palettes and used an image of a dried flower arrangement as I wanted the colours to be quite subtle and muted. What do you think? Does anything stand out as not working well or need refining at this point? Still need to work on her close up
@xin-li I also love Up the Mountain by Marianne Dubuc. Her illustrations are wonderful. It's suprisingly difficult to find picture books that are longer than 40 pages! Book Island, who publish two of Marianne Dubuc's books in the UK, have a few:
Book Island gather stories from around the world to translate and publish - the illustrations are always gorgeous!