I am getting closer to the look I want for the film, and nailing down how the main players will look.
Designs of trees:
These trees are based on the art nouveau style to fit with the general period of the piece.
Some sketches of my main character, Alva:
Alva is a kind of goofy character, not very elegant, with big expressions.
Test designs of supporting characters
"The Fairy Queene":
The Queen of the fairies needed to be a contrast to Alva, very refined and regal.
Since earlier sketches, I've pared her features down, giving her less wild expressions than other characters.
This character is very small, but I didn't want him to be too cutesy, because that wouldn't fit with his cheeky, somewhat abrasive demeanor. I think he came out looking a tad like a scruffier cousin of the Rice Krispies elves...