@evilrobot Took your advice and added a foreground of sorts. The plan for the three picture frames in the back will be some other octopus themed pieces I did. I will put them in there. I just love tentacles!!
Yoda finished. Mace Windu up next (thiugh will need some text to explain the odd direction). Basically I’m imagining what if the dark side of the force was dominant and visibly corrupted everything.
I can tell he's tasting snowflakes but I'm not sure if that's because you said and it's stuck in my brain. I think I'd have him facing into frame rather than out as it's taking my eye out of frame. Nice work. Look forward to seeing it develop!
Amazing!! This is so helpful to me! I completely see it now and how the improvement works so much better. I can't wait to take this class ! The idea was to have her looking up at the mountains but if a viewer has to ask then I have not executed this correctly. I want my viewers to be able to see and feel what my character is doing. Thank you ,thank you ,thank you!
My final version, my computer lags a whole lot when I try to start doing the cool stuff like the glowing and lighting.. I can't wait for my new parts to get here so I don't have to get frustrated when I create.
@will-terry Will - Thanks soooo much for the feedback! Really appreciate you taking the time to do the draw over and share your critique - it is very generous of you. I see what you mean about the moose antlers - it does read more directly as 'moose' while my version could be a reindeer.
I have been struggling with poses in general so will try the stick figure thing. Thanks again - this has been a great help!
For my Slowvember project, I decided to expand on one of my Inktober drawings and create a character. I chose my sketch for the Inktober prompt "juicy" which is a horse eating way too many apples under a tree. I added a little story:
"Ginger Gold had been told not to eat the black apples of Ghostberry Hill, but what was the harm in eating one or nine? They were so juicy and delicious!"
I started asking myself questions. What's Ginger Gold's personality? What happens when she eats the apples? Why did she come to this place and ignore the warnings? What the heck are ghostberries? So while building my character's persona, I started weaving an entire story around this blurb I wrote on a whim. I probably went a little too far down the rabbit hole for a one-month project, but that's okay. I'd like to keep working on this and expand it into a middle-grade graphic novel!
So most of my Slowvember work turned out to be writing - world-building, plots and character development. It's been kinda fun knowing the end of the story and planning how the journey will go. I should've made a goal to paint the book cover or something, but now there aren't enough days left.
So here are a few of my sketches as I tried to hammer out Ginger Gold's look. And some of the answers I came up with:
1. What is the story about?
An amputee gets her groove back
2. What makes the story interesting?
Main character is a horse who gains elemental magic.
3. What are the important details?
Ginger Gold is learning to walk on her new mechanical leg. When she eats all the black apples on Ghostberry Hill, the tree reverts to its original form, a black unicorn. Astrolomina Plum's memories and magic have been eaten by Ginger Gold, so she does not remember why she was a tree. They try to solve the mystery of Mina's past while Ginger Gold learns how to use her new, untamed magic. While they play detective, something sinister is slowly waking up.
Trying again: I have resized the pictures and we'll see if it works this time.
I went to Colonial Williamsburg at the beginning of November so decided to try doing something set in that time period. I usually do more cartoony stuff so this is a new style for me. I'm doing pastels on my iPad Pro with Procreate and trying to employ a lot of the process I've learned from the SVS videos.
First, I took a ton of pictures while I was there for reference photos and also used a book on Colonial Williamsburg houses as reference. Here's a sample of one of the pictures I used:
I did a number of sketches choosing the style of houses I wanted to include and deciding on perspective. Here's one of the sketches.
I did some value studies and as a result moved the characters.
I cleaned up the sketch and added a church at the end of the road to balance the drawing
I put the drawing on a gray layer, created a limited palette using colonial colors and did some color tests based on the value sketch. (The gray is under the part that will be the final cropped painting.)
I changed some of the characters colors to help with the focal point and did the final painting and detail work. Here's my end result.
I still have three days before the end of November. Any suggestions?
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