Hi, Everybody! Here's my final illustration. Here, I added texture to the hair by making some cross-hatching using adobe. I also added shadows on the character especially on her right arm to emphasize that it is under the hood/cape. I removed the cast shadow on her skirt to avoid confusion. That shadow wasn't created by her hand but by the bending of the fabric. then I changed the color of the basket to add contrast with the midground. I was going to change the color of the mushrooms but I decided not to. I like the piece as it already is. I hope you guys love it. Again, thank you for all your feedback. Thank you for helping me polish this piece. I'll be uploading it to my portfolio shortly. If you want to view it please click on this link https://nyrrylcadiz.wixsite.com/portfolio
This is shaping up nicely. I think the characters are fine where they are so long as you make sure the contrast and saturation on them make them the focal point if that's your goal. I agree with the above comment about the stairs. To me it looks like they need to be pushed back to line up with the entrance.
Lastly, I think adding something big and close on the lower left, and maybe even overlapping the machine some, would make the image even more dynamic as if we're peeking over random shop items or tools, like we are in the adventure with the kids and they were caught but we were not. Now I want to see what happens next!
I've recently started a blog and as I am not a professional and don't have any assignments, I am trying to look for different ideas to post about (BTW: my blog is about me learning to draw). So mainly I am trying to get ideas from what i do everyday. Recently I have posted sketches from family travel to Legoland in Denmark (https://mugaska.com/2017/11/08/lego-szal-w-danii/). At this moment i am working on a series of posts about my dog's friends. So first one is called Łapa, which in English means Paw. In a meantime, I have been painting fish for local fish shop .. but thats for another time ;-) I am experimenting with some loose, messy sketching and I am curious what you think about it.
Hi Tyler! Yes! I believe learning to give good feedback is about helping the artist to see what she/he didn't see, focus on things that were ignored and maybe even learn something that wasn't known. Giving feedback is a skill that also needs training!
And receiving feedback is the same: we need to train ourselves to filter it and see what is good in a feedback. And because we can't demand everyone to give feedback in the same way, we need to know when to just say "thanks" if the feedback is only praise, and to ignore the negative judgments.
And as with art in general, you improve these feedback skills by practicing and assessing. I like the forum for the chance to give feedback and assess how people react to it! And also for the chance to receive feedback!
You're 100% right. Thanks. I imposed the drawing on the original photo and just cut the drawing and pasted the pieces so that they match the original. Here is the before and after. It shows where the faults are, how his body is too much to the front. Cool.
Hi, everyone! I've been watching videos for a few months and love them! I'm going to finally be brave and post some very early sketches for a picture book project. I'm working with an editor on the manuscript portion and am torn about illustrating it myself.
The story is about Ivy, who is a veterinarian to magical creatures, and her pet pegasus Eddy.
I'm trying to determine which hairstyle I like best for Ivy.
The funny thing is, both those things you mentioned @Joy-Heyer are because of how I dropped the sketches in--the "door jam" you mentioned was actually the edge of the panel in my sketch, but I decided to move it over for a bit more space, but my sketch didn't have that part completed. And I originally had the thought bubble filling the bottom of the second panel, but realized it worked better in the next panel when I was laying out the text, thus the floating head. Thats a good point about the shoulder strap and the hair though, I will have to keep my eye on that as I ink the final.