This is an illustration I am working on for the KidLitArt #PBDummy Challenge. I will be laying in color next but would love to hear your thoughts. This will be a night scene… so should be fun to see how the light plays on all the treasure.
For those interested, it is a spread for a manuscript that I am writing. The book idea was inspired by the Japanese story of Takara Bune. If you aren’t familiar (which I’m guessing you aren’t) you should google it. It’s a very fun story / tradition involving Seven Gods (ie… Buddha and his friends) and a Treasure Ship. I’m literally writing it just so I can draw these characters… too fun!
I have a bit of work to do on the manuscript… but would like to have some people to critique it here and there as I go. If you are interested in reading through it and letting me know your thoughts, please let me know. It’s my first time writing for kids… so I have a lot of polishing to do… but I think I have a good premise so far.
Hope you enjoy it… will be posting again once I get some color going. 🙂