I have reconvened my drawing practice, and have been trying different styles. Many failed, but I found a new one that I think looks pretty good. Now bear in mind, I'm not actually an artist and I'm just learning, but I am happy with how these turned out despite some problem areas. First, let me show you the early design for Kyla:
Notice she has no feet and her hands are behind her back. That's because they're hard to draw, so in this draft I didn't do them. Also, I wasn't happy with the shading so I decided to try a single tone shading, like this:
I like this style a lot more, and actually it's fun to do. So I put together a scene from Elf Mastery Chapter One, where Kyla is riding the coach with the goblin Grizzlesnout.
There! Now this is probably small potatoes to you artists out there, but for me, I think it looks pretty sharp. It gives a cute visual, and I'd like to get several pieces together so I can make a nice pitch bible.
Bryant Reil currently resides in Kelowna, BC. Recent accomplishments include completing a Master's degree, and having finished two books, Elf Mastery and Elf Doubt. The third book, Elf Righteous, is underway.