@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!
I wanted to see what it would look like with @juliepeelart's suggestion of moving the horizon line. I hope you don't mind that I did a quick edit & moved the horizon to the top 1/3 line on the page (which is still quite a bit lower than the original--so you might want to play around with it some more).
@gary-wilkinson I agree with all your points thoroughly. I had a bit of trouble with this piece and it seems to have just gotten away from me the more i painted! For now I'll stash it away i think and come back to it at a later date to try and fix it. I'll keep with me what i've learned from it and apply it to my future concepts, which i'm a bit more excited for (i was never super excited about this concept in the first place haha) Thank you very much for your words, your critique will be very helpful to me in the future i think!
Thank you all for your kindly advice, it is fun to have others eyes to see.
I think kind-a got a little fixated on aspects of technique, and if I'm honest, that tree image on conformed to flag was the impetus for the work (at least partly). @TwiggyT @Miriam @RHirsch @Sofie_designed Thank you
From a quick image search, it looks like the Skottie Young style also usually has the eyes a little lower on the face. In some drawings, the eyes have a little bit of a diagonal slant & are slightly pointed at the corners--esp. the inner corner of the eyes, but in other images they are more rounded ovals.
@artwithashley - you found the easter egg yay :) I needed to bring them out of the trash and give them a new owner (damn kids with smartphones!)
@lenwen - thank you! I put the final piece on the contest page. Hope you like it :)
@gary-wilkinson - good point!! I should have added some people into my thumbnail sketches. (I'll have to save the zombie apocalypse for a later date) I have gotten into a bad habit of not roughing my sketches all the way out and then jumping into the artwork before taking it to the next refinement stage. Thank you for taking a look and sharing feedback! It's much appreciated.
@kathrynadebayo thanks for the feedback! I have to confess the little fish was a bit of an afterthought. but I see what you mean about it being a distraction. Will consider cropping or maybe play with scale/colour. Thankfully it is on a separate layer 😀
I signed up for the forums here last fall, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how I logged in. After sending password recovery e-mails to both my e-mail addresses, I finally just made a new account. So..um, hi again!
Annnnnnyway, I wanted to at least attempt an image for the travel theme. Anyway, here it is so far:
I came up with this because I asked myself, "What would happen if you stuck a chinchilla in knight's armor?" And then I thought the chinchilla should be riding a llama. And then I thought he should be with a wild cavy riding a vicuna and they should be Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Not that I've read Don Quixote (yet), but I saw that episode of Wishbone about it (#old).
Any feedback is welcome.