I was going for something softer, looser, while keeping the basic shape of the design in the fabric sample for the client.
So I switched to watercolor paper, 300 lb. cold press for texture, used watercolor instead of acrylic paint, rounded some of my lines, and outlined in a soft brown pen instead of the stronger black. If you click on each you can see the differences. The one on the right is softer, more childlike, which is what the client wanted.
I think it was a successful change, don't you?