A sketch from my dummy.
I've decide to reprint the two samples again and play with the color palette. I'm just not over the moon about it and I want to crazy in love with the samples I send out with my dummy.
Color can certainly make or break an illustration. It has to evoke a mood, it offers a sense of time and place. Color can help tell the story. Along with color is the lighting, the use of darks and lights to pull the eye into an image and direct the action.
My process will involve a little research, 1st scouring through my collection of children's books for color inspiration and then to my art history books. After that I'm going to play with a few options in photoshop. While my work isn't digital I do enjoy the use of modern tools to make my work easier!