Hi, I'd like some help with a personal illustration!
So aside from the fact that I want the background to be a dark room, I don't have much else planned. Should the background be simple or busy? And should it be structured or more organic? I'd be so grateful if you gave me your opinions on my piece. Thanks so much.
Oh, and I'd love to get some advice about colour, contrast, and depth! I've been struggling with those.
You're 100% right. Thanks. I imposed the drawing on the original photo and just cut the drawing and pasted the pieces so that they match the original. Here is the before and after. It shows where the faults are, how his body is too much to the front. Cool.
@quinnkimberly If it's just based off of the movie, it might work then. Now that I think of it, I don't think Pennywise even took a clown form in the parallel book scene, so it might be a moot point. If it's for an audience who's seen the movie, it might be clear enough.
I am having a little4 trouble with the purple on the nose. The highlight seems off a little and color is a little too saturated. Pretty awesome idea though and I like the expression on the dragon. Not sure about the leg that is closest to us...
Hi there, I think you are asking the same question that we all have asked sometime to ourself. :)
In my humble opinion, your work is enough professional.
But, I think you should to take some art classes, I recomend you "Choosing Colors for Storytelling "... it´s really helpful.
@Larissa-Brown-Marantz I think it's a great image I get what you are trying to do with the style. To me I think the image works better if you crop it into a square leaving out the top part. I think the path and the top bear's head make a bit too much of a weird tangent. It just feels like the bear needs to overlap the path a bit to tell us he's closer. I really like where you are going with this reminds me of Gerardo Dottori's (love his stuff) paintings. It would be cool so see a children's book like this.
@Nazuba AAAaahhhhhh.... you got me back. good one. Yes, I have to think about all of those things. I realized that I really have been approaching my art strictly from a design sense and have been neglecting the narrative part (ridiculous, I know) but strangely enough, the light bulb has been switched on in my brain and I'm looking back at a lot of my finished pieces and thinking of reworking them to make the narrative more interesting.
And I totally was lame and lazy and didn't add the dino's reflection in there. You caught me. I need to go back and add that.... sigh..."Pain is temporary, suck is forever"
@evilrobot thanks for your thoughts. I was trying to incorporate these intersecting lines in the design of my pieces.... I'm really into the Futurist art movement.... but it may or may not be the right place to do it. This is what I'm experimenting with stylistically. My main focus should be on the narrative and I've heard recently that you should only include what is essential for the story. So, I'm torn. I like it, but is it working or is it hindering? Your thoughts are that it's hindering. But to others, it's not. It's subjective. But if it's detracting from the main idea, then I should give it some thought as to whether or not I keep it. And I am intentionally tilting the perspective to give an off kilter feel. I could pull back from the scene a bit, too. Good point. I start these sketches in my sketchbook and they are always so cramped. I should start thinking about giving my characters a bit more breathing room and room to play with the focal point of my piece. So, yes, thank you for sharing your thoughts. It's been helpful. :-)
@evilrobot Thanks for your feedback! Since I've already started on the second piece in pencil I'll work on what I can change (mostly the wolf at this point) and keep the suggestions in mind for future pieces. I initially choose to have the composition centered because I wanted to emphasize the starting and ending point for this character and wasn't sure another composition would highlight the differences as well as a centered comp. In the future I'll try making it less balanced and more dynamic.
I agree the first image is still super rough. I think I'll see about adding kids in the alley way to take up some of the space and move the main character as well. There does seem to be a lot of dead space in the first image. I didn't notice it before. I'll have to see what I can do to fix the composition and the blank space.