I recently discovered the work of Mexican artist Gabriel Pacheco. Does anyone know what medium he uses? Or how I can steal his super powers? I have found a few articles in English but nothing about his process.
"It's super interesting." I agree! I was fascinated by this class, and need to watch it again. I haven't made my Dream Portfolio yet, but I already had been saving images to my Pinterest boards. I'm better at the collecting part than the evaluating part!
I am seeing the same thing with the color quality (I don't know the technical terms either!).
Most of these have a softer, subtle, more muted quality to the colors, with a lot of blending & natural tones/colors.
Use up all the space
Vertically divided into 3 parts
One thing or focus in the center 3rd
Plants / outdoor / nature elements
Calm, quiet scenes (rather than exciting, active poses / scenes)
Hidden / tucked away / shadowed
Lower light / shady / dusk
(I have the same Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini illustration on my Pinterest board, and Mercer Mayer's "The Sleeping Beauty" was one of my childhood favorites, too.)
@chip-valecek - I did the exact same thing - with Photoshop and had to go and redownload all of the Kyle brushes and install them again, and arrange them the way i like them. So I totally feel your pain with all the troubleshooting trying to figure this one out.
@eli Thank you for the compliment. I was actually playing around with some ideas for a little story I want to illustrate someday. Granny loses her glasses, her keys, a tissue her sock and shoe. The dog and cat help her look. They are in a red hat in the end but I put them on her head in this one :-) I used to work at an Institutional laundry and would need to use a pencil and mark order forms as I separated laundry orders. I would always end up with about 4 pencils behind my ears somehow. And I used to always be looking for my 3rd child who, most times, was in my right arm hanging off my hip! :-) It's kind of my autobiography...except I'm improved because of my husband who helps keep me in line :-)
@jon-anderson What if you took him to a bookstore and just let him look through and pick one out that appeals to him? My kids always drew a lot and never used any books or anything. They all trurned out to be very talented just from spending hours drawing whatever they wanted. I bought them sketchbooks to keep down on papers everywhere because they liked loose paper the best. They would only use a few pages of the sketchbook and went back to the loose stuff. Also, thy never liked crayons. I agree with getting some nice quality pencils, etc. My kids also liked the markers that have the fancy clear one that changes the colors when you draw over it, etc.
I’m so excited for you. I do hope the agent gets back to you. By the way, have you googled the authors and the books this agent handled? If your work is similar to theirs, there’s a high chance that you’ll wok great together. I wish you luck!
Hey guys, I haven't been here is a while because I'm not currently on any courses here (will do in the future again though) but I found a website resource you might be interested in called http://www.picturebookers.com/ which is set up by the Illustrator Charlene Chua (I'm not in affiliation of this I just think it's interesting).
She has some interesting articles and interviews other illustrators and is requesting that professional illustrators of picture books, as well as other children's books/ novels/ graphic novels can get in touch to be interviewed (http://www.picturebookers.com/2018/02/11/interviews/). Just thought I'd plug the link here in case it's useful to anyone because I know there are a lot of picture book Illustrators here and it's a nice website.