@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've been absent for a while as life and work get farther away from art... So I thought I'd share that I completed Jake Parkers Design 100 somethings challenge. Now I finished 100 a while ago but challenged myself to go to 200. I finally finished! Hooray. If you'd like to see all the doodles then head to my website HERE.
Here are a select few I thought I'd share.
Thanks for the thoughts, guys, and sorry for not getting back sooner--the holidays, pregnancy fatigue, and life in general happened.
@Jason-Bowen I think you're right--a more animated pose for the rabbit isn't a bad idea. On the other hand, I kind of like the more calm, sedate Victorian feel its got, which I think more animated poses and expressions would fight with. So it's a toss up.
And good thoughts as always, @smceccarelli. I think there is a balance to be found between doing whatever you feel like at the time stylistically, and sticking with a certain process/look until you can be really consistent at it. Consistency is important--as is experimenting and stretching as an artist.
Anyway, I did make a blog post showing the progress of this piece if anyone cares to take a look: [http://www.sarahluann.com/art-blog/time-for-tea](link url)
I'm trying to learn how to paint snow so I did this scene (digital pastels, using Procreate on my iPad Pro.) I'd appreciate feedback and have a couple of specific questions -- the darks looked darker on my iPad than they do on my laptop monitor and I'm wondering if I need to pump up the dark values. I also left some of the texture of the digital paper showing through and was wondering if that makes it look too unfinished (though you may not be able to even see that at this size.)
@amphailin thanks! and thank you for the feedback, I am not sure if you're talking about just the links going over the center or a specific part of each link themselves. But I will make adjustments when I get back around to that page and see how it looks.
It would be helpful if you posted samples of images that have this "loose" stylet that you are taking about. "Loose" means something different to each person. Try to find exactly what you want to do and it will be much easier to get there.
I'm trying to create a series since last Sunday and I'm targeting to complete it at 1st of January. My main goal is to be creative and I'm trying to use only Black&White ( with Gray Tones ) and Red colors. I hope you like it and I'm happy to read your critics about this work. Happy Holidays!
01-Happy New Year
02-Elf Guardian of the North Pole
03-Who is behind the Santa Claus Mask?
04-HO HO HOHA!HA!HA!!!
@Gary-Wilkinson Thank you!! Yes actually, that was kinda a small concept piece to a larger comic i'm building upon!
@Jason-Kilthau Thanks man! The original dimensions in photoshop are 7650x9900! I shrunk it down to post on the web
@StudioHannah Thanks so much! I definitely recommend https://color.adobe.com/explore/?filter=most-popular&time=month
That helped me make decisions on where I could take the color palette!
@blessings They get taken down and then put back up... I can't look backwards - I must press forwards. I refuse to spend my mental energy or time on what probably wouldn't translate to money in my pocket anyway.
@gary-wilkinson I have to agree, I don’t think I ever felt so inadequate amongst a group of illustrators to feel I need to up my game, nor learnt so much from seeing feedbacks on people’s work, and the value of the video side of things. It’s like all the stuff I e read over the years suddenly making sense and becoming more intentional rather than lucky guess work. I am amazed now that people even published what I used to do. Svs rocks on every level, incredible community, interactive ‘Lecturers’, being able to mix it with the pros as well as encourage those coming through, and university level education about what matters without the pressure of passing and failing. And the cost is essentially zero. My only fear is we need to keep this quiet otherwise we will end up with even more quality competiton who have gone through svs.
@cory-shaw Thanks, Cory. Good point on the Father's point of view. I tend to do that when I write and create it's in a vacuum. In my brain, Its the sweetest nicest thing and I don't think "Oh if a Dad read it to his daughter he might not want his kid think she looks funny"
I really should look and ask before I post. Thanks for the input it will help me grow.