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.
@TessaW These are some valuable thoughts... [I had to laugh at the great tact taken with your, 'it would have so much more impact if the creature was looking at the woman' Yes, indeed. lol Thank you]
I love the addition of the tail and definitely see the improvement with a hint of a forest added. It adds some story and depth..wonderful..thank you so much for taking the time.
@gary-wilkinson Looks great!
I think the route is similar; however, given the simplicity of many board books, you may consider creating a series of books (that's something that has been on my mind to work on). Take a look at Jane Foster's board books (they're great! My 6-mo old son (and my wife & I ) loves her Animal Sounds one): https://www.janefoster.co.uk/books/
I like that you removed the text from the images. I don't think that the text needed to be added to the portfolio images displayed. Now, if you were to be showing a set of flashcards or pages from a book, then I'd include the text, but showing these as spot illustrations, I don't think the text is all that necessary.
For licensing, you'll probably end up developing a paper/textile series of offerings to present at Surtex or the Licensing Show (or at similar expos) or to get a licensing agency to represent you. either way, there will need to be a catalog of imagery ready to be licensed. I'm assuming a paper/textile pattern series catalog since you are not licensing a character brand (e.g. Hello Kitty) or a story brand (e.g. Spongebob) as far as I can tell.
Great work! Fun to see!
It's such a cool piece! Very interesting and almost creepy style, everything is rendered very nicely. The one thing I notice is the stars are taking away from the focal point (which i'm assuming is the face), they are bright and hard-edged against a dark background so theyre very high contrast and pull your eye away from the face. I suggest darkening them and blurring them a bit so they fall into the background!
It's a really strong piece. I think the values are a little too similar which makes the foreground blend in with the background. Like @amelia-bothe said watch the perspective on the knife and add a little shadow behind the right leg. One thing I'd add is make the eyes a little bigger and more feline. That being said it's a well drawn and well painted piece. I really like it!
Just found out about this challenge yesterday..and started this today..lets see if I can finish. First time here on the SVS forum! Sorry about horrible quality wip..I'm in a hurry to try and finish..with less than 2 hours left. :P
@rcartwright said in Beasty Knight Watercolor Painting:
This is really great but I would consider the color of the bear's face as it is really similar to the armor maybe the sword color would be appropriate
i second this, would really help make his face pop
Another vote for the blue scheme here! Just coz like you mentioned - it’s not the typical kind of colour scheme for this theme. Which makes it more unique. The autumn warm ness is beautiful but more expected/familiar.