@kaitlinmakes I thought about the full face, but when I decided to challenge myself I thought it would be easier to do just the half and to use a brush I never used. I also try not to "color" but to actually make strokes and if I mess up I don't undo. I wanted to capture all the aspects of traditional but save tons of money on supplies and do it digital.
I do watch American Horror Story, actual Twisty the clown is on my list of characters to paint.
Feeling kind of ehhhhh about my illustrations lately. Pencil sketches are fun for me and relaxing most of the time. Illustration is hard. Trying to keep my chin up but getting really discouraged. I know it’s that artist brain. We probably all feel it. Anyway, here’s a recent sketch.
Really nice piece. Interesting elements throughout the space. Love how the music leads you through all the little creatures. Great styling of your subjects. Almost makes me not hate alligators and crocodiles, almost. They are terrifying. Great job!
@tessaw i love the second illustration. The little fairy’s pose all curled up like that is really cute and nice to look at. However, i think you can tweak the fairy’s first, surprised pose. For me at least, i think her torso is too long. Perhaps just move her legs a bit higher to her body. Overall, i’m loving your work. I hope this helps.
I think #1. As Art of B said above it has a better silhouette. The poses of the characters and the bike are much more defined, whereas #2 it has more going on.
If you go with #2 perhaps have the bear look at the boy so that all our eyes are drawn to him and give a little space between him and the bear
#3 is fun but yes they are rather close to the tree
I look forward to seeing your progress, nice work :)
I’m going to sit on this for a day. I haven’t done a lot of pieces without line so I’m not sure how far to go with the rendering. Since the geese are cartoony I don’t think I should get too detailed with the background but I’m not sure how detailed is too much or too little. Feel free to critique this.
I checked out "The 35th of May, or Conrad's Ride to the South Seas" and is great! I inspire myself a lot on anime series like "One Piece" which I'm really fan, but I read a lot and every book left a seed on us I believed.
Thank you for checking out my Youtube channel. I apologize for my English. I know my pronunciation is not good and I expect to improve it making videos week after week.
Thank you everyone for your very helpful input! This is such a great community. I'll be working on some changes soon I hope.
@Gary-Wilkinson @Sarahmaeliz Oh! I'm sorry, when I posted this image on instagram I labeled it as Studio Ghibli fanart; I forgot to do so here too. I originally wanted it just to be Studio Ghibli styled but I left the characters to the end and honestly ran out of steam (I think this took me about 50 hrs or more and I'm not used to that long of a workload lol). I should have spent time doing some character designs separately; working on character designs on the fly didn't produce good results. I ended up just modifying existing characters. The obvious ones are Ursula, the Haku-like dragon, and imaginary plane. Jiji is there too lol, but very small. The other characters are mine. At the very least this has taught me about better workflow. If I place this in a portfolio I'd label it as fanart and as a demonstration of my painting style, not my character design. Thanks for pointing that out! And for the feedback :)
@Chip-Valecek @Davidingalls @Justin-Moss @CaroStoltz @kerilynnwilson Okay I think I see what you mean... I guess it is a bit cluttered huh? Maybe I'll try a plane less version and then one with a modified plane
@Mandy-Forte OMG I feel for you! I didn't know how hard it is to make a piece with so many parts! Can't wait to see yours, please tag me!! And thanks for the feedback, I'll work it out and see :)
@NessIllustration I need a composition class... and a value class... and many more things lol. Yeah I see what you mean... I'm not sure how to fix it but I'll try a few things. Thanks for the feedback! As for the style it's heavily inspired by Studio Ghibli (see my first paragraph lol), as for the rendering, have you tried GDQuest's brushes? I mostly used his painterly brush- I love that one! (oh, I just looked it up and they are Krita brushes, I don't know if they work with Photoshop)
@Zombie-Rhythm oh cool! Those are interesting changes, I'll have to try them out! Thanks again :D Yeah I need a composition class lol
My vote's for #4. The dark sweater on the girl is more than enough to make her pop. I might reduce the effect of the ray of light a tad so we don't lose detail on the kids working on the t-rex, though.
This is looking super awesome so far.
@robgale Thank you! It was fun and very hard!
Here's my unfinished assignment 4. I will go back eventually and finish them. We were supposed to convey specific emotions: