I did enjoy the idea that a bookworm is really just someone who consumes a lot of books, not someone who reads just paper books. A lot of people of the "bookworm" variety seem to reject the idea of the ereader but I'm a huge convert so I couldn't resist doing the ereader in this image XD
You work really well in this style, Pyro. This looks like it could be in a magazine like the New Yorker.
I hope you develop more work like this. There's something very effortless and professional about this piece that isn't quite there in your other pieces/styles. I think most of it is because composition and concept both play a role in this piece. I don't know what you want to do with your illustration career, but it's always good to see fellow dollers make that jump from doing strictly figurative/fashion illustrations. Another part of it is because this doesn't look obviously digital. It has that hint of texture and the visual qualities of traditional printmaking. You have a good sense of how much detail to include and where to have clean edges vs. sketchy vs. rough. The reduced colors stop all the details from becoming overwhelmingly busy.
I'm attempting more work like this. This came out of a week of anger and frustration culminating in a piece with a strong idea but I just wanted to shoot, so I decided to be a grown up artist and make myself better by analysing and doing something about it (as opposed to just moaning on the internet that I'm not good enough XD)
TBH this piece works well because of the idea of the ebook for a bookworm, I've already had some discussions about ebooks with people because of how they saw the illustration which is what I WANT so I need to find more topics to discuss visually as opposed to waiting for them to fall in my lap.
For the moment while I hunt I be making patterns.. they're fun.. XD