Ah! Cute. :) Well, except the experience of braces. My sister had them and hated them. But, teeth need to be straight right? heh. :)
That's Photoshop? I'm more and more amazed at how real-medium-like Photoshop is able to create in images. I thought it was something like Krita, or Sketchbook.
Getting closer to resolving the composition. I wasn't sure and I was struggling a bit with the position of the body and legs of the victim. I couldn't decide what side the legs should go. I ended up putting him across her lap, but still not sure if I am happy with the position.
I liked the triangular composition of the original piece, but after looking it more, I had to agree with Eli that it is a little too overt. So I put the killer more in the shadows and in the background and more of a secondary read.
I took TessaW's advice and added masks to the people in the background. I not sure of the idea, but I thought I would contrast it with the killer with the crowd by making the killers mask sad while he was smiling underneath his mask vs everyone else who are wearing smiling masks and perhaps sad underneath. Also the two women, and the victim have no masks contrasting the crowd. I might put a mask on the floor near the victim that would make it the victims mask - not sure if this would add to the piece or make it more confusing.
Hopefully I can square the composition away and start working more on the painting. I am not very good at coloring yet, so I want to try and give myself more time to finish off the piece.
@missmushy I hear you! Improvement will happen, it'll sneak right up on ya. Have fun and keep practicing. I like the full page of shape characters! I can totally see you turning some of those into a developed character.
Hey fellow (aspiring) artists! Taking a stab at the hidden challenge with this piece. Pretty straight forward monster hidden in the closet from the kid he’s scared of. Not sure if the concept is too simple or the composition to obvious. I wanted to prominently show the monster (protagonist) and design a shot that would let me play with perspective and deep dark shadows nad highlights (from the TV late at night). Just curious on general thoughts on the main composition or if it feels too “easy”?
Would love to hear what you all have to say and excited to contribute to such an excellent bunch of art!
@art-of-b I know what you mean, the colour picker is a little bit of a bad device on photoshop painting because it can be relied upon. Try doing lots of little colour comps of layers of rocks without using the picker then you will get use to colouring them.
In oil painting I usually blob some sky colour in with the colour of the rocks and you automatically get that distant rock effect. Try thinking like that when you paint them. Might help you out. :)
These are lovely. In this latest post, I think both a very strong and you could go with your personal fav, but as far as color goes, I like the bottom one with the rain coat. If you end up choosing the top one, I'd try to get more of the color patterning you have in the other one. A bit of that warm purple and greens in the background and a yellow element in the foreground.
@eli Thank you for the feedback Eli and it is good to hear that you are not tired of this project yet! I'm really glad you are liking the direction this is going - i was actually wondering just today if you were approving of the new version!...i'm in that phase where i cannot really see objectively anymore and i keep making change after change....that arm is next on my list for sure ... i do think i may be hearing "finished not perfect" calling in the distance - better get as much done as i can before she shows up :)
@Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen Thank you for the feedback Marsha! Your critique is not confusing at all - very good to hear your thoughts too. I go back and forth with the transparency of the swirl - i'll have another look at it - I did go with the third head for the latest post - she is my favorite too (and i really like her impossible earrings :) - i have the house on it's own layer and keep messing with the size - you have actually mentioned most of my conflicts :) .....much appreciated - thanks again!
Finished, not by any means perfect. Learned a lot about Procreate during the process. Still need to work more on light and shadow and the puppy is a bit unclear. Anyhoo, I feel I made progress. Thanks again for all of your help!
This is shaping up really beautifully! I do admit I miss the psychedelic quality of the first sketch where it looked like that door was high up a cliff, and gravity defying. But, your changes still make for a really strong illustration. It's really fun seeing this shape up.
I haven't actually thought of surface texture, but thanks, good to know. I haven't seen a rescue chopper or vehicle in real life, but I imagine they would be shiny. Yeah, go ahead, have at it!~ A draw over would be awesome. :D
@tessaw I really like the image without the dad. The scene is 100% about the kids without dad. I really feel for those poor kids getting in over their heads and I can imagine the scary/angry look on dad's face! Really nice updates and on this one. I like the window added and the dark wallpaper used to frame the scene.
@whitney-simms commissions seem to do really well at shows. I was apart of a two day con and was one of the only ones doing commissions the first day, and I was constantly busy. Then the next day everyone around me was doing the same thing :)
Congratulations on the event.
Hi, Ian! I really love your first version. It had more humor and the over all scene was more interesting. It looked like something i’d buy from a rack rather than the latter. The second one still looks good though but it’s kinda generic (for me atleast). But if you do decide to follow through with the new design, you can draw it such that the ice cream character is the one holding the tiny man in the cone, licking his ice cream lips in the background. Perhaps blurr the ice cream character a little. That way the humor is still present.