Above is an image from a children's reading book I just finished called Hard Times. While I'm pretty please with this image (for the time being) I wonder if I've now ventured too far from my original goals / style in illustration. I started out working like this image below...
I wonder lately if I've lost too much of my edge. If my work isn't as fun any more. If it's lost it's original childish, fresh, punky, irreverent vibe.
It's something I'm going to have to think about for a little while. But I do wonder if I should bring back the old style in tandem with the new.
What do you think?