ROUGH value study
at this point i see that the right side of the tree has moved over and diminished the negative space in the center of the picture. also the shapes of the leaves are overlapping and not as clear.
i am having trouble settling on a shape for the bench. i dropped and bowed the eaves of the church to make it slightly more cartoony.
Now I am playing around with the scale of the church and the shape of the tree. there are a million possibilities for everything.
which is better? i think the smaller one is. it makes the composition less symmetrical.
Experimenting with different church shapes. Trying to make it cartoony but not wonky or cramped or too grafic.
The drawing has strayed considerably from the original shape design without really improving the composition. So I crop off the top and straighten the tree to bring it back to that first idea. I still like the more classical, less cartoony church so I am going to stay with that.
There. That is the basic design. It looks a little stiff to me so I am going to have to make the details look fun and spontaneous without being unclear or scribbly. This is the part that scares me. I'd be the first to admit that I am not great when it comes down to details. I don't yet have that caligraphic touch that makes cartoons so beautiful.
Ideally I would like the finish to look something like this harvey eisenberg panel: