@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!
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.