Ok, it’s pushing the topic, SUSPEND, but Dorothy isn’t about to suspend her trip home. She wants to go home now.
I thought I’d post a work in progress clip. I get crazy with detail sometimes. I didn’t do a lot of character sketches for this one and jumped right into playing with the color and texture. (This is me off the top of my head.) It’s still an underpainting for the most part as I layer in more color and values. There are still too many middle tones and Dorothy’s hair is still getting lost, but I like the overall green hue. I plan to do a series of classic story characters for my portfolio and eventually work out some ideas for a middle grade story I plan to illustrate. I think I could push the “edginess” with my next illo. I’d like to get some MG book cover work in the future.
Hope you like it.