Thanks! Unfortunately, the scanner I have at home is too small to use anyway.
Posts made by HarmonyDybala
RE: Tragic Ballad of the Color-Eating Scanner, the Ticking Clock, and the Frustrated Young Illustrator.
Tragic Ballad of the Color-Eating Scanner, the Ticking Clock, and the Frustrated Young Illustrator.
Hello, fellow forum members!
I am working on the illustrations for a children's book. The illustrations were finished and approved; all I had left to do was scan them and do a little digital touching up. Enter the scanner. I tend to use delicate pastel colors, and the media are black ink and colored pencils. I've tried fiddling with the exposure, recovery, highlight, contrast, etc. slides in CameraRaw (Photoshop CS3), but have not had much success. I would add more colored pencil and rescan, but my scanner at home chops off edges and using a professional scanner again would mean getting a ride into town and paying for the scans again. Any tips for restoring overexposed colors? Thank you!
RE: WIP Octopus-acrylic-critique as needed :-)
I really like the octopus eyes and eyelashes! They're cute, and the lashes strengthen the characterization of the octopus beautician.
For further development, I'd like to see clearer definition on the mirror and the mermaid's right hand.
The mermaid's face is highly stylized, but I think it would be more pleasing and likeable if her expression was not so exaggeratedly thrilled. I would relax her mouth slightly so that the sides/corners of her upper teeth are not exposed. To take it to the next level, I would also try to refine her gaze so that her eyes are focused just right on the mirror. It's a difficult thing to draw/paint a gaze precisely, but using a webcam on a timer to capture photos of yourself looking at something in the exact same position relative to your gaze as the mirror is to the mermaid's could help you dial it in.
I think the concept and general composition are both good. I look forward to seeing you complete this piece!
My name is Harmony, and while I have been part of SVS online for some time now, I am just getting started here on the forums.
I'm a huge fan of illustrators Tony DiTerlizzi, P. J. Lynch, and Ben Hatke.
I am a traditional artist, and my current favorite media are graphite and ink.
For subject matter, I like to draw on fantasy and fairy tale elements with some speculative fiction mixed in.
Business-wise, I'm currently working on illustrating a children's book called Teddy Bear's Travels by MJ Francis, I sell prints on Society6, and have originals for sale at Boondock Studios in Lakeland, Florida.
A couple of examples of my work: