@evilrobot Took your advice and added a foreground of sorts. The plan for the three picture frames in the back will be some other octopus themed pieces I did. I will put them in there. I just love tentacles!!
Day 3/31 of #inktober them Grim Endings. This coloring page is inspired by the story of the Ladybug and the Fly. "A lady bird and the fly once lived and kept house together, and they brewed their beer in an eggshell. One day the lady bird fell in and was burnt." The fly starts to scream, which causes the door to creak, which causes the broom to sweep, which causes the stream to run, which causes the fire to burn, which causes the tree to rustle and lose its leaves, which causes the maiden to break her pitcher, which causes the well to overflow… And drown them all.
I thought I would have a little fun and make it into a promo piece. Success takes dedication and hard work. Like it is with staying fit and healthy, there really are no shortcuts. There are failures and road blocks along the way. But like the hare that lost the race to the tortoise, he isn't giving up to failure. He learns from it and gets right back at it! Next time, he's gonna win.
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Actually you ain’t half bad. Watch jakes inking video. First pay attention to line weight. There’s loads of different ways of approaching that. Jake favours heavier lines where the shadow is. Some people in manga style have a darker line around the outside of the characters or main features to break things up. After that look at rendering if you want to. You could go strict black and white and really block out where you want the darks to be. I think it’s harder to do that than cross hatching, even though cross hatching is a longer process. With cross hatching you build up the shading.
But whatever, that’s the point of Inktober. It’s the usual story of volume is what is important, just do it. 31 images later you’ll see you’re own improvement.
Last thing that is useful is to look at black and white art you admire and see if you can replicate the style and technique for your own drawing. Kinda fan art, but it’s only the technique yiu are being a fan of. Try it out, and if you like it then keep it and add another bit of technique from somewhere else.
@laurie Thank you so much Laurie! - i really appreciate the feedback and kind words! @Jason-Bowen Thank you for the feedback and draw over Jason! - i see your point - i do tend to go too dark (i think i'll need to send most of my Oz images through "curves" before i call them done :)