Thank you very much for this class, Tom. For me the main idea was not to draw directly from references or from heart at once, but first to do a STUDY STAGE and then to draw from heart.
I liked very much a stage of sketching, but that is what I usually do. The proccess of creating an illustration from drawing was not for me the clearest thing%. I liked ideation, but its difficult for me to stylize enougth!
As I composed my final sketch BEFORE I began to listen to the part of the class dedicated to that, I just put the workspace and the person together.)
But then I understood that I should draw the whole thing from heart)) And did this sketch:
But unfortunately, I didn't liked it..
So I decided to have a try with the first one. So excuse me please for wrong proportions of the final illustration!
I used to choose colors from heart without any color palette, but I understand, that is not the perfect way of doing. So I tried to pick some colors for the final illustration first. But I dont understand fully how to do that!:/
So this is what I've done at last:
Honestly, I liked the sketch more. Here it became obvious that the level of stylizing is low, it's a bit messy and.. I dont know what else)) But I don't know how to do better!
Anyway your class gave me a way of thinking and working. I hope I'll learn how to do illustrations at last! Thank you
P.S. After I got a feedback from my friend, I tried to restrict color palette to less number of colors. Here is what I've got:
I think it turned out more stylish, but less vivid and warm. So I will try further to experiment with colors! Hmm on a wall it looks a bit better than the first one IMO%)
P.P.S. Two other tries with different color palettes: