50 Things Messy Kitchen



  • Hey! I haven't been very active in the forum this past year, but I am a student of SVS and pop in every now and then. Love seeing everyone's progress! :)

    I had this drawing on the go before the #draw50things challenge was posted, but I watched the lesson and incorporated some of the advice to finish it.

    0_1491837737043_messy-kitchen-final-colour-small.png
    (Hope the resolution is big enough.)

    It's not perfect, but it's finished and I'm happy with it because it feels like a step forward for me in some areas! :D

    A real kitchen to inspired this (the drawing was based on a slice-of-life comic assignment I did for a class at Kadenze). So I kept the room layout almost the same, and included a lot of objects that were there.

    Any thoughts or crits are welcome! :) I'm still inexperienced with color, and I do not have a "style" yet at all, so I'd especially be interested in how you think this is working/not working in those areas.



  • Hello again! Was looking at the perspective on this piece, and considering making a few little changes.

    While I did use a horizon line and perspective guides to set up the room and the furniture, I drew the "things" free hand. I was going for a somewhat warped/cartooney look, so I wanted the perspective to be just a little off.

    However, there are a few things that look too off maybe? Here's a draw-over (with the original to compare):
    0_1492885283502_messy-kitchen-linework.png 0_1492885298477_messy-kitchen-perspective correction.jpg

    Ha, now that I look at it again, the lower box looks like it's floating a bit now, whereas before it was sinking... I'll fix that. But the point is that from this eye-level, we should be looking down into the box, right?

    Any thoughts? How can we tell when warping perspective works?



  • @K.-W. Hi Kait! I still struggle with perspective a lot myself, but I have heard @Lee-White and @Will-Terry in multiple videos saying that if you want "not to respect" perspective, it has to look on purpose. And so I don't think you can use correct perspective for some things and incorrect for others... If you want a wonky look, it's great, but it has to be everywhere (I think!)

    One other thing about your image is that most of your objects are small... I think it would really add interest if you had a few really big objects (for example, foreground objects cropped off of the page)

    I hope this helps!


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