Idea with this guy was he'd be a poisoner by trade, and since they carry their young on their back, it's a built in mobile defense platform!
My kids were very clear that the Axolotl was the king. So... I tried to make him more of a head honcho. Thought maybe I would mirror the design a little of the Olm since they're very similar, but where the Olm would be an evil character, blind and deaf in his cave, the Axolotl would be the good ruler.
And..... the holy cross frog. A friend of mine reminded me of that frog in Chronotrigger for the SNES. Totally forgot about that guy! So, here is a kind of ultimate badass inspired by Kaeru 🙂
As soon as the learner chooses an image to draw, with the help of Aritificial Intelligence, the image gets split into simpler lines and curves.
"DrawBo" is empowered with unique drawing algorithms with which it identifies different parts of a image and draws each part in a single step. After each step, it takes a short pause which makes it easier for the kids to follow the steps.
The drawing algorithms have been designed after consulting number of drawing teachers/ artists world-wide.
Also, there is a vast collection of images which have been categorized into EASY, MEDIUM AND ADVANCED Level depending on the complexity of drawing.
@miranda-hoover Thank you for the feedback!
I showed the drawing to a few family members and, from a distance, they couldn't make out where his arm was either; I think I need to put more effort into making sure the design remains visible/readable throughout the image, as all the small details of his arm really make it congested in certain areas, I think.
Hello Georgios! These characters are so cool~! It looks like they'd have a ton of fun adventure. The one thing that stood out to me was the character on the far left. His head is significantly larger than everyone else's, and though I get that he's a big character, I think if you made the head size a little smaller, he would fit a little more with the rest of the group. Right now it looks like if he was scaled down, he would have the same proportions as the character to the right of him. If you made the head smaller, it would make the rest of his body look bigger in proportion, similar to what you did with the character on the far right. Just my two cents! Thanks for sharing this fun cast of characters with us!
@MyArt-Multiverse I understand the tablet thing. I used the same small wacom for about 15 years. The next one I got was a much larger one. There are pros and cons I suppose as there are times I miss my smaller one, but I do enjoy the feeling of being able to get my arm more into the game with the larger wacom. 🙂
I think the values could be worked out a little better, the guy on the left (sorry, im not a star wars fan!) His arms are the same value and colour as his body and leg, and also some if the storm troopers ( i know that much) in the background also have the same colour and value. It destroys the illusion of depth.
Staying safe from the virus and being Quarantined at home sure is interesting. You find time to deal with a lot of stuff, and also concentrate on stuff that you want.
So I have been thinking how can I help in this situation!
In order to help some artists that might feel a bit cornered right now, I am giving away free lineart designs for you to color or tweak however you see fit!
The linearts are mostly Fanart designs, cause most of my Instagram requests were Fanart.
If you have any fellow artist or any child that might feel good with those lines, please notify me!!
Share the word, so that other fellow friend artists learn about this too!
Let's all do what we can for the world and help in any way we can think of!
Stay safe and healthy!
Ps.this is the link of the original Instagram post, if you feel more comfortable communicating from there! I also upload some of the examples! Hope it brings happiness to someone!!
@Kevin-Longueil Took a bit time to answer, sorry! Thank you Kevin, this is helpful! Critique is always welcome 🙂 I am going to redraw her completely and post her here. Yes, everything was slightly squeezed, which I noticed when I mirrored her. I gave more space to the ear in the bottom drawing already. It was based on a really fast sketch.
Warmer skin tone in dark areas - this is interesting to me, because I used to choose a colder tone for shaded areas as this was what I learned to see. (reflection of blue sky light). I will experiment with that. Making the eyes pop = 👌
A Gradient pass on Screen of a bright orange from bottom to half way. This is to simulate the light coming from the bottom and fading out above him.
A Gradient pass on Multiply in a dark blue from top to half way.
I erased the edges from the outer oval where it had become blue to match the warm bottom of the oval background
I did some bright circular gradients in a light blue on the bluebird.
And finally I selected the inner back ground and turned the contrast down to match the top darkness to give the illusion of going back.
I think the last part was the most effective. You could do this with a dark glaze in your painting. I would test it on some canvas paper first though. I could make the foliage under his arm more green, but you get the gist...
Appreciate the insight and responses Audrey, I agree I think this is a wall or hurdle I have to get over to push myself more into developing that art habit and stretch myself. So different than IT, but in a good way 🙂