My only advice is be careful when you buy a big 27"or 32" display you can end up with quite a sore arm and shoulder if you are not used to drawing big-it is that stretch over to the Photoshop toolbar that does it.Also consider one of the cheaper brands XPS, Yinova,huion they really are very good.Make sure your graphics card supports 2 monitors( if that is your setup) I killed my Graphics card and computer a few months ago I suspect it was never meant to run 2 monitors.Clip paint studio is cheaper and just as good as Photoshop.
Sure, I think the big thing is just to keep writing and approach it in the same way as art. What are the fundamentals? And then how do I build on that? Can I do master copies and analyze great writing the same way I do artists? What writing appeals to me and what doesn't? And why it why not?
Just being analytical and moving forward in an organized way
Me too! I was watching a basic drawing video, and stopped until I practiced the one specific thing being taught 50 times. It took me all week, literally, but I did it. Feeling like it’s something I actually learned now, instead of just something I saw. Patience....harder than drawing!
All right, I did a lot of tweaking to the sketch and ended up just removing the bicycle guy because he's not important. I picked a color scheme and tried out some new brushes. I'm still learning how to make digital art, I'm worried I over-rendered it, but I'm happy with it. I had to call this "finished, not perfect" so I could open up my schedule for the book cover class.
Thanks again for your input! My idea evolved into something pretty cool with your help! It was a challenge for sure but worth it. Good perspective practice. Flipping the sketch helped a lot to check for weird spots.
Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed this prompt and all the creativity that people put into it. I often checked the feed to see what the new submissions. and thanks to @Jake-Parker for taking the time to give us critiques and provide links to examples of vintage toons.
@gary-wilkinson thank you for taking the time to further explain your comments. I understand where you are coming from on the interaction of the characters. I will work on that. I do like your sketch idea and may use something similar for additional posters. Yes a lot of these newer posters are very generic and similar in terms of layout and that is what i was trying to emulate with this poster. I agree the older posters are so much better in terms of design.
I have a friend who comes from an Italian family who always built elaborate "villages" under her Christmas tree with the nativity figure at the center. I thought it was just something she did -- I didn't know it came from her heritage. If you are having difficulty with the shop perspective, you could have the child looking at the scene under his/her tree. Whatever you do, it's a neat idea.
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