The 3 Pencil Comps

Sketches 1 and 2 are linked to the vending machine concept as said in the previous post. Sketch 3 is a more detailed sketch of a little’s girl’s obsession over a gingerbread house . I am personally leaning towards sketches 1 and 3 but still can’t seem to make up my mind on which one I want to work with! What do y’all think? Any suggestions and feedback are welcomed!:)



  1. I like sketch 3 the most because of its strong symbolic meaning. The house looks a bit like a church or chapel and underlines the contrast between the consumption and obsessive urge to decorate, buy and get into the christmas mood.
    At the same way the protagonist is kind of eating its own house and with this kind of use up the special meaning of christmas as a religios, cultural celebration where you go home and get together with your familie.

  2. Lisa Winstanley

    March 5, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I agree, concept 3 is stronger and really conveys the message of obsession far more than the other 2. I hadn’t initially noticed a link to a chapel/church but I think this is an excellent direction to move forward and make this a more obvious connection within your illustration. It adds an extra dimension to the overall concept, asking the viewer to question their own relationship with consumerism comparatively with the ‘true’ meaning of Christmas.
    From a composition perspective perhaps consider increasing the size of the girls mouth even more – really exaggerate this to emphasise the absurdity!
    Overall I think you can create a really great final piece from this concept and I look forward to seeing some progression next week. Enjoy the break! Lisa

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