Here’s the finished image. I was playing with different ways to do cartoony jungle tree trunks and branches.
Here’s page 8. Three cute wild animal families. 🙂
Here’s another full-page spread for my current picture book commission. Turkeys, rabbits, deer, and an owl. No coyotes.
Here’s a spread from the picture book I’m working on. Nine characters and a detailed scene. It took awhile, but I think it turned out pretty well. 🙂
And here the wise old owl swoops down to rescue the hapless turkey chick from the fierce coyote!
More picture book images. This one’s a two-page spread.
So, I asked for critiques on this and thank you so much for the suggestions. I made some changes and here’s the revised illustration.
Here’s a commission I just sent in to Hart McLeod.
Hidden in the image are 12 pictures. They weren’t supposed to be TOO hard to find, so you should be able to spot them. A woman, a man, two girls, one boy, one owl, two rabbits, three turtles, and a frog.
Interesting thing about this project. They told me which hidden elements they wanted to see, but said that the scene was the artist’s choice. I hate that. That means I had to figure out an interesting scene and compose it with no guidance or limits. I love limits. Contrary to what you’d think, I can be so much more creative if I have defined framework to work in. Oh well.
Luckily, I pulled out this reference photo from my photo collection and used it as my framework. I took this at the Overland Park Arboretum this fall. There actually is a pond off the frame to the left, but it isn’t to the horizon like in the drawing.
Heritage Park in Overland Park, KS.