This was a really funny assignment.
I had complete freedom to paint what I wanted, as long as I somehow sticked to three hints given by the client:
1. two children
2. a mysterious place
3. time machine
This was the picture that popped up inside my head... I have no idea what is going on, but I sure hope nobody ever tries to analyze it though.
Anyway, I would love some constructive feedback as to how I could improve this picture.
I love that piece. So full of charm and magic. Some more love to rendering at the background could do good ( just more smooth and finished areas, not more detailed areas ), but i might be wrong. Still it's a subtle, beautiful illustration.
It's great. It reminds me of books I read when I was a kid. Tycho Bass?
My only crit is the proportions of the girl piloting the time machine. Her torso seems very long. She looks like she would be a foot taller than the boy. Of course, maybe that's what you were going for.