First I had to do a quick thumbnail pencil drawing of the 5 scenes. So here they are.
The I had to chose two of the panes and refine the drawings, making a value pattern study and a color study of each. I used circus photo references to help me get the values and color drama of a circus.
Don't you love the monkey?! I had to use a stuffed animal monkey and then take pictures with the photo booth app on my computer to get the stretched effect of a reflection in the apple skin. He makes me smile so I know I got him right:)
And then after all of that I painted a final illustration. I only had to do one illustration for this project but it was so much fun I think I'll do the others as well! It's just a matter of finding the time:) Enjoy the final illustration and let me know what you think of the whole story. Leave me a comment:)