Hi, I'd like some help with a personal illustration!
So aside from the fact that I want the background to be a dark room, I don't have much else planned. Should the background be simple or busy? And should it be structured or more organic? I'd be so grateful if you gave me your opinions on my piece. Thanks so much.
Oh, and I'd love to get some advice about colour, contrast, and depth! I've been struggling with those.
Sorry it's a link - my photo wouldn't upload for some strange reason
Thank you for the feedback :)
You're right in that he's not quite physically capable of playing that instrument XD. Adding a bow would make the whole thing make a lot more sense from a story-telling point of view
When I redraw the character I'll be sure to incorporate your suggestions (particularly the movement) and I'll take a look at the character posing class.
@kevin-longueil I'm glad my feedback helped in some way Kevin. I can see what you mean about the wizard wearing something that would detract from looking at her/his face. When I paint faces I usually spend the most amount of time and detailing around the eyes so people will look mostly in that direction, so I can understand where you are coming from. I would second what @smceccarelli said about a dash of color, even if it was only the heart that was colored (and maybe some of the color spreads from that heart onto the edges of her clothing), but either way great job and i'll look forward to seeing your next piece!
@lisa-ngan hello, thank you for your comments. You are right about characters missing some characteristics. Thanks for comment about paper effect:-) I've done smth like for the first time and only on my husband's request... It's really time consuming and I am very impatient ;-)
@djlambson Nice! It's been a while since I have been there, but I have also been to Fort St John as well. When I was a kid, I think that I visited every city in B.C., as we always did a lot of road trips. I do miss the mountains and the coast now that we're in Alberta. There is nothing quite like a B.C. forest!
@sean-p-guzman Thanks Sean, good suggestions I appreciate you all taking the time to reply. I also like Jason's example of the small cloud. I'll post up the final when I have incorporated those changes. I agree with everyone's suggestions. Just need to get those clouds feeling right.
Wow, thank you for the input! I think I'm getting somewhere now. I started this in November and I've been stuck fussing with it off and on. Probably should have given more about the character. Funny thing is @smceccarelli she's actually undead, but the eyes were bothering me and you figured it out. She was kidnapped as a child by a cannibalistic lord but escaped and now she's on a mission to kill him. Her entire storyline is sad and nothing ends well for her.
Gonna keep working on it. Does the side that's farther away seem right? I flipped the canvas and nothing is jumping out...
Well, I don't know about procreate, but in a program like Photoshop you can adjust the opacity or flow, and how much texture is coming through on the brush. If you feel the canvas texture is too similar across the entire picture, you could adjust it to have more in certain areas than others.