We're going to change the colors to be more specific to her dress, and that's fine, because I've left each color in a separate layer. By making the owl larger, I will have a better oppportunity to work with details and style on the owl. I'm considering making the owl brown and then changing the indications of feathers in a lighter color. The toughest part is that she wants the owl to be bigger and the fairy to be leaning on the owl. I only have Allan as a human model. I might have to bust out the old wooden human model. haha.
This was my 5-10 min sketch and pic I took using Photobooth on the Macbook.
I have to remember to stay simple and cartoony. This doesn't come natural for me Fortunately my bride knows this. I'm also trying to avoid gradation. I later want the leaves on the trees to look similar to those on the dress. I'm going to put her in a really simple tree. Based on a picture like this:
Btw, my dear Eric. (He has commissioned another painting). The reason I am starting this one first is that I need more feedback and then I can get it cracking. I think we already have a good idea on what we want for your adorable ape painting.