@zombie-rhythm said in EPISODE 08: YOUR CREATIVE BANK ACCOUNT:
Because people with this talent draw without difficulty, they draw a lot and continue drawing because they have results and have fun. I don't say it can't develop a little the more you draw, but I don't see significant changes on artists. Good artists were good from the start and "bad" artists were "bad" from the start.
I disagree. I've seen too many artists that draw and paint horribly become epic fantasy painters within years, and on the flip side I've seen many "good" artists unable to draw from the imagination after years of being "good". The difference is the type of studies they are doing. Certain type of studies can drastically improve your art, even if you aren't putting in as much time as someone who draws 12 hours a day. Of course it will go a lot faster when you combine the right studies and lots of drawing/painting time.
What do you think of someone like Noah Bradley? Look at his examples of his academic drawing- pretty decent. But his attempts at fantasy were pretty bad. After about 5 years or so of the right mixture of study, he drastically improved his work. You might not agree that he's at Frazetta level, but I think it's impressive.
Both options are really nice. As everybody said The composition of the second is really intetesting. However, I find the first one a great composition if you want to try out paper cut technque.
Well done! :-)
@Sarah-LuAnn Wish I could go. But I'll be attending a smaller SCBWI illustrator's conference later this month in my area. I might try to shoot for one of the bigger conferences next year. Good luck with everything this weekend and let us know how it goes!
Thanks. I appreciate both of your comments Shannon and Dulcie. I was just looking the over and thinking of trying out the creative composition class. I can probably benefit from them all though. I need to do more daily sketching I think too. I have done some of the work in some of the classes but I will try to complete one this time from start to finish.
I really love the result. It's not easy to get a strong coherence between different poses and angles. The only thing fill a bit different is the face of the "bird picking" one but I think it's something very subtle you'll improve in new dawings. I'd like to see more facial expresions.
Wow! Thanks that really makes a difference! Thanks for looking at it. It's true I have a lot of chopped in half pictures! I have work to do. I'm going to rework these. Good thing i have all the time in the world :-)
You're right - you need rest spaces - just smaller - give more space for your main characters unless there's a specific reason to have bigger empty spaces. For instance - if I want to show my characters traveling through a vast environment I'll give much more space for the environment...