I posted an illustration a couple of weeks ago that I was not happy with because by the time I was done, the image had lost its personality. I decided to re-do it. I did a pen and ink sketch which I dropped into Corel Paint and colored. This one is a lot more fun I think, fresher and more energetic. Certainly more along the lines of the children's book illustrating that I am aspiring to do.
I think my style is going to end up being somewhere in between these two pictures. The fresher cartooniness of the latest illustration, mixed with some of the painterly technique of the original Children in Tree illustration.
I'm tempted to do a third one to see where I end up, but I think I'll take a break from it for now and go on to the next project. The Illustration Friday word this week is RESCUE and I have an idea that I'm working on for that.
first attempt at Children in Tree