The other day one of my regular clients contacted me to illustrate a short story for them.
It involves a couple of elves running from a bug.
Below are a couple of the roughs for the project.
I can give them art that's pretty rough because they have worked with me for several years and know the quality of my final art
They also pulled samples from my web site...
and told me they would like it to look like the sample art. So we both have an idea of what the final art will look like.
They gave basic direction for each page, so I follow that in the rough stage and then add some other interesting things to look at in the art that don't distract from the flow of the story. In this case it will be forest animals reacting to the main action.
The setting is a forest of birch trees that has a small hut that the elves will be running to and going inside at the end of the story. I've been wanting to do a forest scene for awhile, so this project is perfect.
I'll post some tighter line art after comments/changes are made on the roughs.
I'm sending them all of the roughs today, so hopefully I'll have comments tomorrow or Thursday and I can get to work on it again.