A few "illustrator" details to point out.... The pig farmer is actually a prince in disguise. So, in the costume designs, only the princess and the farmer wear gold, and the gold straw hat alludes to the prince's crown. Also, the prince's "farmer" outfit has elements in common with his princely outfit. Both have gold on his head (crown/hat), red around the neck (ribbon/scarf) and a diagonal across the chest (sash/overall strap). I wanted the costumes to relate to each other, so that you can make a visual associate between the prince and his farmer disguise, to see that he really is the same person.
Also at the conference, I was one of the 5-minute "spotlight speakers" and gave a short talk about my transition into digital art. I think that the attendees liked it...many came up to me afterwards to ask additional questions about "going digital", particularly my experiences with the Cintiq. There was a portfolio display as well, and the editors and art directors who came marked their favorites in each portfolio. For my portfolio, most everyone liked the images of the teen girl in the swimming pool (the one I posted in February) and images from my "Kathryn & Elizabeth" book. I am always interested by what images clients/potential clients are attracted to. It usually surprises me!
Aside from the conference, I've also been working on some promotional images, with a slightly softer look than my previous pieces. Here are some of my newest: