@rcartwright I'll check that out..Thanks!
Posts made by djlambson
I'm having trouble with nice smooth linework..does anyone have any tips or advice for me? I'm using a default round brush at about 11px and working at different distances. I can't seem to find the secret..the wobbly lines are so apparent.
RE: Beginner wanting to learn it all in one day..
Thanks so much for that advice @LauraA ..I knew something wasn't quite right there but couldn't see it..will look for the Kyle brushes!
Beginner wanting to learn it all in one day..
It's so frustrating to be a newb. But I know we've all been there. Have to share on SVS because no one here understands my pain. :-) I've been through Will Terry's beginner photoshop I think 3 times now, several other youtube videos focusing on tone and shading..and yet I feel like I'm working like an imbecile. I'm satisfied with the drawing [I think..maybe the sketch itself should have had more shading in it] but will obviously do this over a few more times. I was so happy that I could lengthen his leg and move the cat from the center using the lasso. Incredible. I will love this stuff once I get on to it. This is the end of the day and I feel like I may be on the cusp of understanding. :-) My frustration is obviously with color and shading. I've also been dealing with a brand new huion and mac set up, so much of the frustration is not only my lack of digital art skills, but a wobbly set up that kept switching brushes, erasers and at one point I had the tablet itself backwards, so right was left and up was down. ohmygosh. anyway, along with user error an updated driver helped..
Thank you for letting me share my frustrating day. I'll work on subtle shading, blending..something.. tomorrow. Hopefully I can sleep on it and something will sink in while I sleep. Of course, you may critique or advise or encourage..whichever you feel moved to do! I know, you will not know where to start..
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RE: Inspiration from little children
She's a remarkable little artist! I think those skills for 3 are quite advanced..the lips on the Mom figure I think it is? that's pretty observant for one so young, and all of those amazing little flying floating creatures are just delightful. You're right..the freedom expressed by such an uninhibited young mind is very inspirational. Great reminder this morning..thanks for posting this.
RE: Illustration WIP. Critiques welcome.
This is great..the expression on the brave little boys face is sweet. Maybe what might be bothering you is the placement of the storm cloud? I think I'd place that a bit higher or spread out across the image, not touching the figure..or perhaps its just that one small cloud directly over his head..it just looks a wee bit too low to me. Overall, it tells a great little story.
RE: Downsizing Art ....how?
I like Amelias suggestion!
Maybe your children think they don't want anything now, but they may wish they'd said yes some day in the future.
Fifth wheel living! Wow..that sounds so brave and adventurous. I hope you document with your art and let us follow along! :-)
I've been a member for a little while without a post of my own. So I guess today is the day I share. 😳 The talent in here is amazing and quite intimidating.
I've been a glass artist [my own glass beads for jewelry] for years but did do watercolors for several years before the glass. Earlier last year, I fell into illustrating [2 so far] childrens books for a brand new publishing company and just enjoyed it so much, the glass is put away for now. One of the books will be out next month and I'm in the midst of working on the other at the moment.
This is a watercolor I did of my grandson scanned into photoshop and worked on very minimally [this is not from either book or even the same style] and although Im not really looking for critiques, Im always wanting to learn and improve so if you feel so inclined, I won't be offended. I know there are many flaws..but it is, at the moment, a personal best.
Im just learning digital art..a brand new language for me and I'm so so so excited to have stumbled upon SVS, a WEALTH of information that I'm trying my best to drink up and apply to my work. I can't seem to sketch right in photoshop..its easier for me to start with a scan. I played with some brushes to see if I could improve upon my little boy..and I think I did. I do love this new to me medium and see where if I can improve upon this now with my extremely limited digital skills, it might get pretty exciting in the future!
Thanks so much for looking and any words of wisdom/advice you might have. I love the vibe at SVS..I feel like I can do this little show and tell without too much anxiety!
RE: online advertising...consider motion
I love movement too..it catches my eye as I scroll. I think you have to be careful though..not too fast and not too many images. Although Im not sure we're talking about the same process..that link took me to a slideshow...unless I missed something?
I was a glass artist for several years..[glass beads and jewelry] and once made a gif image of my hands making a glass bead in the flame. It was extremely crude animation and because of that I kind of loved it. I thought it was more interesting than just a video. Anyway, all of this learning and testing out is fun, isn't it.
Link to the pinned image from my website: