I'm very thankful for all the feedback for my paintings for the juggler book. Things are coming along nicely, though far more slowly than I'd like.
(Here's the most recent finished one)
The book is going to have eight full page paintings set against text on the opposing page, and then twelve smaller illustrations set in the middle of a white page with text underneath. I'm currently on painting five of eight, but I'd like to work on the other illustrations in parallel. Right now I need some feedback on the overall style of illustration. I'd like something simpler and sketchier than my paintings.
Here's my first shot on the first figure. My thought was to do something that is essentially a greyscale drawing, but uses warm hues for the lighter values and cold ones for the darker ones. I'm not looking for critique on this particular drawing per se, yet, but rather on the general style of drawing in contrast to the style of the painting. Does this work? Would anyone care to link to examples of some alternative styles?