First finished illustration of 2013! This one was a long time in the works. I might end up doing a series of library-themed illustrations; I was lucky to have a great public library in town growing up, and it was a big part of my life.
I’m starting to learn that figuring out a rough spatial organization & color scheme is the most attentionally demanding part of an illustration for me. Once I’ve got that down, it’s (mostly) fun problem-solving, but if I don’t get that initial step right it’s just not going to work. Time to practice efficient thumbnailing!