Varying the rabbit’s shape
I always tell myself that if my outline sketch doesn’t look good enough, think about the basic shape or shapes. Different shapes can express very different characteristics. It wouldn’t be very interesting if a lot of rabbits emerge from the hole, all looking the same. So I make use of the Distort tool. It also comes in handy when altering perspective.
Choosing my colours
There are three main areas that will attract the eye: the rabbit, tree and background. I choose my colours by using either a triadic or analog colour scheme. Then I separate out colour tones: here the background is light, the tree is dark and the rabbit is between the two. I want to achieve a balance between big, medium and small objects, and between light and dark.