Here is the close to final piece. What are your thoughts, can I improve some areas?
@wendy-plybon I agree there's something that works in the first but I'm not sure what. The perspective falls on the same points so maybe its the rotated angle that gives it more energy. And yes I want to emphasize the glowing candy but I also agree its too dark. Maybe I'll try muted tones for the back ground elements and more saturated colors for the characters. Also thinking of making the candy a sugar crystal so I can play with light refracting and the glow would make more sense.
There is the Jeff Watts atelier in California that offers online classes starting at $100/month which is a lot cheaper than art school.
Look up Baruge plates on Google and youtube, they are helpful for learning how to draw at a high level quickly though they are tedious.
I studied graphic design and just paid my loans off a few months ago. Art school is way to expensive and most don't teach well in my opinion and should be avoided especially if you already have student debt. Try and find alternative routes to learning art.
I've rotated the drawing so the shop keeper is higher up also redrew him to leaning forward so he appears closer and larger with his arm extended further out. Also removed the lights and added some barrel of candy in the front plane. What do you think?
Below is a process to the rough sketch stage for draw 50 things but I'm not sure if I should continue with the composition. What are your thoughts? Should I go back to thumbnailing or continue to refine the current direction? If I continue what can I improve? If I go back to thumnails what can I add that this is missing?