I decided to go with D, and I just launched into it. I'm hoping folks can tell me if things are pulling focus and interest. I"m worried there's too much texture in the tree, perhaps, and I need to do something a bit more substantial to the path he's standing on...
@aprilshin I decided to change the boy's facial expression a bit, and have him looking upward with a "sorta" grin... I think that was stronger than the "I'm lonely" vibe I think I was going for... Does that make things a bit clearer? Or at least less complicated?
I just quickly played with the chocolate sauce analogy for the ink, kind of fun, I’m tired and delaying the inevitable bedtime, so it might look horrendous to me tomorrow, I just whipped this off in a couple minutes on a separate layer to get an idea, might redo with a reference tomorrow.
I don’t have the hessian brush in procreate sadly, I added a multiply layer to darken the mushrooms just to see what it was like. And Ellie’s dress is darker and I changed her hair rollers a little. Not sure I’ll get to changing face to 3/4 view and the overlap with the mushrooms behind is a little awkward but maybe less tangent-y lol.
Might toy with bringing some contrast back to the face of the fairy somehow.... possibly darkening her hair. Hmmmmm
Inktober is almost upon us and we are going to be featuring a group of students that participate in the challenge! Anyone that participates in Inktober this year, even if you are not planning to do all 31 days, is invited to participate. We also want to know a little about your Inktober plan. In your post include answers to all of the questions below as well as 1-2 of the images you create for Inktober. Because we want you to include some of your Inktober pieces, the deadline for posts will be October 11th and not the end of September. We will then reach out to those that are selected the next week with a short Inktober themed Q&A that will be posted before the end of October.
How often are you planning to participate (daily, weekly, etc)?
What are you using to guide your drawings (such as an overarching theme and/or the prompts list)? Give details.
When are you planning to make time to do your ink drawings?
Are you planning to use these drawings once your done other then just posting to social media?
To be considered share 1-2 of your best Inktober pieces (they need to be from 2020) on this forum post with answers to the planning questions listed above. Make sure to share your image by the 11th of October to be considered. Also, make sure your images are at least 800 pixels on the shortest side and do not exceed 1mb in size.
Work will be selected based off of how well the work uses the following:
Concept: How well does your illustration convey a clear concept/story. Is it a unique approach? Does it make me want to know more about what is happening in the illustration?
Technique: How is the composition working? Does it have good use of lighting, rendering, mark making, etc.? Does the technique compliment the concept?
Ink: Was it created using ink (either digitally or traditionally)?
If you are selected, we will be emailing you using the email indicated on your forum account. Besides your art being displayed on the homepage, you will also be sent a few questions for a Q&A blog post that will be shared on the SVSLearn blog.
I am excited to participate with all of you this year and can't wait to see what everyone posts!
@Gary-Wilkinson I love that idea, Gary! I'm definitely going to do that
Sadly I think I'm almost definitely not going to get this done in time for the comp. On the bright side it means I don't have to do it in ink
Hey, great art by everyone, always so inspiring to see what others are up to.
I've been working on a project for Samaritan's Purse, and the tricky thing about it is that it involves reworking & making changes to existing artwork by the original artist. So basically I need to try my best to match the style of the original art, which is different to my own style. I'm enjoying it though, and I feel like I've learned things from talking to the original artist and collaborating
@VeronicaMui thank you for the comments!
I can definitely see how the right knee appears to face inwards; I think I originally thought it was a cool idea when I was drawing it, but now I have to agree, it looks more painful than cool!
One of my family members took a look at this work when I first finished it and pointed out the same issue with the forearm. I wanted it to be foreshortened, but It doesn't really give off that vibe with the way the body is positioned and all. It most certainly seems shrunk when I look at it now! (Maybe some extra line weight/bolding around the forearm would have helped to give off that effect?)
I intended the red laser blast to come from a person off screen at a higher level than the in-frame character (hence why this clone trooper character is pointing his blaster upwards); I wanted the laser to look like it was making an impact with the ground, but I can see how it actually looks as if the ground is shooting the laser! I do agree that the red laser should be raised at least some amount upwards from its current position.
Thanks again for your feedback and insight on my work! I appreciate it!
i think you should play more with the enviroment colors like the orange/yellow from the fairy and te blue which you established on the ice.
on the bottom is your original and on top a reworked suggestion
Thanks I have been looking at the gesture of the fairies arms and thinking I should re work them to make them look better. Give them a bend to look like she is actually supporting the weight of the ink jar. Maybe this slight change will make her look a little less static.
I'd like to know your thoughts on this finished 2020 Christmas/Holiday card for my customers, family & friends (retailers will get it in 2021 locally and/or 2022 depending on licensing). Especially what you think is done well (because I have been looking at what was done poorly, and making edits off and on since December 4, 2019) For example, are any elements working well? I'm not sure what's working. Like color, composition, texture, facial expression of birds, concept, rendering etc? Feel free to also share suggestions for improvement, because I can always learn and apply it to future designs! Thanks!
In case it's useful: I did tons of pencil on sketchbook thumbnails, then drew most of this on drafting film using colored pencils and pastels, except for the gingerbread and chocolate chip cookies which were done in copic marker with colored pencils on paper. I used GIMP to combine layers digitally.