During the past few weeks, this illustration went through several iterations:
|I first roughly mapped out the composition in pencil.|
|Here was my color study. This basically helped me figure out my palette and saturation levels for the piece.|
I can't emphasize how important it was to have my classmates' feedback throughout this process. They really helped me tighten up the composition. My friends at the Illopond helped me many times as well. I'm still not sure if it's quite finished, but I definitely think the illustration has come a long way.
So I guess that's my picture book tip for the week: revise revise revise. . and in between, get feedback from people you respect and trust!