@whitney-simms That's so awesome that she thought to commission you. It's great when friends support each other. :)
Maybe some day I'll write a better description here. For now this list will do.
Posts made by Debra Garcia
RE: How do I send files to a client? Spot illustrations of food
RE: Fall - double meaning
2 and 3 are my favorites. If I was making the choice, I would go with 2, because 3 seems too scary for me (but that's just me I'm sure haha). I love the loving "we'll help you up" tone of 2. It makes me happy just looking at the sketch. I can't wait to see the development of whichever one you choose. They would all be excellent.
FALL WIP: Pecan Tree Paraglider
I was thinking about making a fun way for the leaves to fall the autumn, and thought a parachuting sprite or brownie elf or something would be awesome, with the leaves as parachutes. Then I realized paragliding makes more sense with the shape of leaves, and thought landing on a pile of leaves world be awesome too.
I tried other angles and perspectives, and this ground view is my favorite. But...I can't decide whether to do a landscape or square format. I tend to lean toward square for almost everything I do .
I'm going for a lighthearted, exciting, fun feeling. Does this composition capture that? I think it does, but I'd like confirmation (or contradiction if applicable) Does it communicate the story? Is there anything I'm missing?
(This is my very first artwork post. Crossed fingers)
Image Posting Tech. Question
I'm new here, and haven't been on a forum in about a decade. I knew how to do it once, but I don't know how to add images to posts here, with the whole "add image URL" stuff. The particularly frustrating part is I'm posting exclusively from my phone (because it's what's available to me currently. Commuter isn't fit right now.)
So, where online do I post my thumbnail sketches, and how do I get to the URL so I can post here?
-sincerely, "tech Illiterate millennial"
RE: Fall WIP
I personally prefer the old man and his reflection. The energy of the composition is consistent with the concept; there's a bit of tension, but still has a relaxed, thoughtful vein. The shadow connecting the man and the boy really helps drive the intent.
The girl with sausages, however, is meant to be really high energy, but I don't think that comes off as well with the current composition, because it's all very horizontal. Perhaps if we were seeing the scene from a different angle, or if the girl and dog were running downhill?
I am really loving this.
RE: Fall -- WIP
Perhaps if the page was a portrait rather than landscape orientation you could have the shoreline further away, but still keep the open sky.
As it is, I don't think the shoreline intersecting the necks is a problem. It might be if they weren't long-necked animals, though.
I love the increased energy of the sketch compared to the thumbnail. The diagonal lines from the suitcase and the 3/4 back view of the standing goose add that needed "are we lost?" tension.