They're always messy in my sketchbook. Then I scan them and clean them up in Illustrator. I usually end up liking the messy sketches more than the polished ones. But cleaning the drawings up are still fun. I love playing around with color. I was experimenting with a limited color palette.
I love Illustrator because you can reproduce elements of the illustration without having to re-draw them. Its a huge time saver. I'm not sure how I feel about these randomly placed patterns. I still feel like it needs a lot of work, but over all I'm pretty happy with it. I kind of went overboard with all the pattern fills.
I like to vary the mediums I work with because sometimes I lose focus if I'm working on the same thing for too long. Back in November-December I was working heavily with my sewing projects. January was traditional media such as pencils and watercolors. February-March looks like I'm working on digital projects. Its a nice change of pace I think :) I don't feel burned out!
Speaking of Red Riding Hood... I didn't realize that there was a movie coming out! It looks like this version is a werewolf movie!
I'm not sure if I'm convinced if its going to be good (I'll probably watch it anyway). I love the mythology of werewolves... but they never seem to translate well on film. I have yet to find a good werewolf movie. This looks like it has potential. I really like the casting and the cinematography so far! We'll see :)