Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Second go at it


OK, here is my second try. I think it's a little easier on the eye then the first one, but there is still something not quite right with it. Any ideas? I'm hitting the wall here.

6 comments:

Linda said...

So cute with the halloween costumes & characters! fun image

krisztina maros said...

i love the first one's autumnal colours but this second version is clearer because of the lighter background. your characters are great! i think maybe the composition is a little bit up - if i have to find any fault :) but it seems to me that you've just cut the top and the origin would be higher.

Lisa M Griffin said...

I like the pattern of the leaves that you have created in this one creating the feeling of a cool autumn breeze without so much of the pronounced SWOOSH in the previous one. I also like the added path, and tombstones in the background... I do miss the darker purple sky in this one, it seemed to tie in the color scheme more completely. Still love the characters and overall festive feel of this illo.

travelandsing.com said...

Lovely illustration! So fun-filled and I especially love the little ghost and the leaves - really beautiful work!

Lyon said...

I think it's wonderful. If you have trouble with paintings becoming muddy when you use browns or purples, try mixing your own from the three primary colors until you have a color you like. Avoid any primary with sediment in it to avoid a "dirty" feeling. I find that I need to keep my water really clean too.

The costumes make this so much fun.

angelic pursuits said...

I still love the idea. And I like the ghost in the bottom right corner.