This is tricky. I am running into sort of the same thing. Basically I am learning that I have been getting better way faster by doing MORE lower paying jobs. I am learning speed, skill, and communication at such an exponential rate compared to when I was just trying to work on my portfolio. I am not at the level where I can make what I want to per project yet... but I feel like I am playing the long game and I am getting there. I don't know what your art looks like (I'd love to see!) or what your financial situation is. I also see I your picture you have a baby (I have three- I get the time thing!) but that's what I have found in my own life. That was probably not super helpful lol. But, you're not alone in your ponderings... Best of luck!!
I think what you're looking for are watercolour triads. Choosing 1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 blue from which to mix all your colours in a limited palette. This will ensure your colour palette is harmonious. For example this is a colour wheel I created with just three primaries and a little colour study of a character I did using this limited palette.
And here's a fantastic resource that will elaborate on the topic and provide many more triads!
I could spend all day every day just playing with watercolour triads I hope you get as much delight out of them as I do!
@willicreate Thanks very much ! I had the intention of them all working in the same kitchen in a mediterranean setting like Italy or south of France, so I guess they could be brothers. I'll perhaps put some text on the page explaining that or change the title to make it more obvious. Thank you
@jthomas I personally think the action could start at around four or five. If the story has a good hook and flow, I flip through pages quick. What troubles me is I don’t know who Jaz is as a person. From the first chapter I get his strong sense of justice and can be headstrong, aka a hero type. But what makes Jaz 'human'?
You don’t have to answer all the questions in chapter two. Having a mystery can foster audience retention. It would be better to allow Jaz to have his adventures before reintroducing the mother. To show how the crystal got into the pod, the easiest thing to do is show the antagonist exit the pod bay and then setup the charge. No dialouge needed.
Speaking from personal experience, I think you should move on to working on chapter two. It's better to have a draft of a completed story than to risk a project get stuck in development hell.
I just watched the video again, so much good info in it! In addition to what @carlianne said about things being perfectly symmetrical being less interesting, it seemed to be a recurring thing that people use the point of view of a drone hovering 20 feet above the ground as a default. It could be that a person’s eye line is lower than first expected.
When I’m standing outside, my eyes are only 5 feet off the ground. So if my front door’s knob is also 5 ft off the ground, that will be at the horizon level. Anything taller that will appear above the horizon. My home is like 50 ft tall, so almost all of it is above my eye line/ horizon. The numbers aren’t important, but having an idea of where a human’s eyes would stand could be good to keep in mind.
I think the idea is to be purposeful about the POV to fit the narrative. In the video they commented that some looked like establishing shots for a sitcom intro, so if that’s what you’re going for, the 20 ft helicopter hover camera may be what you want. If you’re a little kid walking up to a haunted house, exaggerating the low angle may be scarier. If you’re spiderman on the roof of a skyscraper, a high camera angle from above could be exciting. If you are going for something like a folksy style, linear perspective may just not be that important, and forcing the drawing into vanishing points could be distracting. I think deciding the effect you want comes before deciding the camera position.
OK thank you! I do have and use photoshop when doing final edits for my art prints, I just don't have the capability of drawing with it the way I do on my ipad with my apple pencil (which is what I use for procreate). I'll try to do the lessons with procreate, then. If it's lessons that aren't just photoshop specific.
I'm going to give it go! It was my first year last year and I didn't quite get to the end, so this year I'm going to try to be a bit more prepared I like the idea of taking the character we're doing for this month's prompt and creating a story for them using the Inktober prompts.
Loving your idea of the alphabet poster @chrisaakins!
One little comment from me. I thought his eyebrows were sunglasses because they are both the same size, straight across from each other and the line consistancy is the same all the way around. Perhaps a break up/variety in the lines or shape would help to read them more as eyebrows. Looks like his voice would sound like Eeyore!
Hey guys! Thank you so much for your past help in my work. I hope you don't mind me showing you a new version of my picture. What do you guys think? I need constructive criticism. Please and thank you!.
I'm preparing to have an art booth at an art festival in December. I wanted to include some of my artwork on greeting cards to sell. Does anyone have printing services that they recommend? Any different services for art prints or business cards?
One friend told me she liked Vista Print. Back when I was in college, I used FedEx for printing posters for my graphic design courses.