This project presented as many challenges as it did rewards. It is probably the most ambitious piece I have ever tackled simply due to it's over whelming amount of detail. The prompt was presented to create a "puzzler" for ages 6-10 that was both engaging and interesting.
It all began with a simple sketch on tracing paper.
After a little revision I had some body to my idea (sketched in photoshop). The size variation still needed some work as well as the dynamics of the piece as a whole.
I then went to color exploration and the addition of texture on top of value.
Here is the final version. I decided to take out the accompanying animals because it became too confusing what purpose they served and I also stepped up the personification of the poodle and added more interesting items to the garage sale. Enjoy!