Here are the last two initial Secret Garden studies.
These two allowed me to work out some ideas, but ultimately, they did not make the cut. In my latest sketches, the peacock got a really cool building behind it and the squirrel got paired with a rooster in a completely different scenario.
Ultimately, I keep asking the question, would I hang this on my own wall? Then I go about answering it. Apparently I am more of an illustrator than traditional art maker . Over and over again I find myself feeling the pictures are not complete because the don’t tell enough of a story. When I get to my final renderings, I want the viewer to have to look around and wonder. That will be when they feel right to me.
As I am finishing up the new sketches, I am answering my own questions. These initial ideas were a wonderful stepping stone to get me to some stronger compositions.
I’ll share my new sketches tomorrow!