Concept art for a children's book. I started with a simple sketch and flat colors.
At this point I added shadows and highlights, especially to the skirt. The story is set on the seaside, so I also painted a simple ocean background to see how the colors work together. I think the green I used in Kelly's shirt and shin guards is too intense, so I'll alter that in the future.
A little detailing in pencil, and I'm done!