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.
@c-davies Alas not all the people are content in the mushroom village. Sometimes I just start busting out laughing in the studio, I guess that means I'm in the right place. This might just be my submission for the contest.Chris
@embla Thanks so much =D so glad you like it. Oh you can't see it very well but there is a little stair case before his door by the curvy mushrooms. Once I do a full pencil in you will be able to see them better sorry!
@larry-whitler said in Mushroom village- critique please:
Very creative and original! I love the playfulness of your work. A child (and parent) would be enchanted turning the pages of a book illustrated by you. Love it!
Thanks!! I have fun creating it this way, so I’m glad it shows through the work. I do need to find a way to use this technique in a quicker fashion, so I’m planning on experimenting how to do that these next few weeks.
Not really a prompt, per say. This is an illustration for a kids club newsletter. ( Sadly, unpublished) Content, "Summer is here! Whether you are taking a family vacation or just hangin' out with your friends, enjoy the sunny days and warmer weather!"
@sarah-luann Yes, that is perfect. I think, especially in illustrations, that there is an interesting way to approach this that you have demonstrated which is to use outlines some of the time but not all of the time. Great work, by the way.
@cjones You're not really doing anything wrong. The thing is that screens have a backlight, so everything is brighter because there is literally light shining through even the darkest areas. Ink on paper does not have the same benefit. You'll probably need to have a file with adjustments you'll use solely for printing. It'll look terrible on screen, but will produce a more accurate image when printed.
Many years ago I wrote a song about a dolphin and a girl. My partner and I recorded the song and then wrote a story for a children's radio show we used to do. The story is called "Aegir and Melina" (Aegir is the dolphin, Melina is the girl.)
Now, as we get older, we have decided to take that song and story and re-write it so that it works as a children's picture book. Anyway, here are the first two illustrations for the book.
@miriam Thank you so much! I'll check out the video. Thanks for the perspective advice! I like the idea of adding more destruction, too. I agree that a killer robot would probably cause more damage. My husband also informed me that this particular robot has lasers in both arms, so that's something else I think I'll be playing around with to maybe add some diagonal lines.
@gary-wilkinson Thanks fore the complement and for the feedback (I wasn’t sure what kind of reaction I’d get with this group). What a cool idea you suggested. Do you think it would help with my storytelling? A good deal of my work is about life from death ( i.e. rebirth, circle of life). So I was thinking of adding a sequence of images of the animal gradually decomposing and being replaced by more plants.
@andyg Congrats! This looks really really amazing! The fur texture looks great and the lighting fits the mood perfectly! You must have worked really hard on this. The only thing that stood out to me is the right arm of the giraffe holding the mic. It looks much shorter than it should be. And may I suggest having the giraffe open its mouth at the mic (like talking or singing) might make it look more like he's in action instead of posing for a picture. Thank you for sharing! It's beautiful!