Hi Chip! I like the concept but I'm confused by the three little stumps in front of the main squirrel on the left. They don't match the flow of the other branches and it doesn't appear to naturally join the trunk there. I could just nor be seeing it right, though.
Posts made by Jon Anderson
RE: Slowvember - Prepare for Winter
RE: WIP help
This is shaping up nicely. I think the characters are fine where they are so long as you make sure the contrast and saturation on them make them the focal point if that's your goal. I agree with the above comment about the stairs. To me it looks like they need to be pushed back to line up with the entrance.
Lastly, I think adding something big and close on the lower left, and maybe even overlapping the machine some, would make the image even more dynamic as if we're peeking over random shop items or tools, like we are in the adventure with the kids and they were caught but we were not. Now I want to see what happens next!
RE: Inktober Withdrawal - Looking for other creative prompts.
One thought I've considered is to recycle the prompts or combine them in different ways without the requirement of finishing it on a daily basis.
RE: Bursaroos Inktober attempt!
Congrats! You did well. I made the grind for the first week and then focused the final week on the monthly challenge. I had a few I liked and others I wish I had devoted more time and effort. I tried new techniques and though I was inconsistent I'm happy with the pieces that I put the most effort into. I'm thinking I may try to combine all the prompts of one week and just post one good drawing weekly next time.
RE: October Illustration Contest: Halloween Meets Inktober
"Christmas Misadventure" This jolly bear found an unexpected experience when he ventured too far from Christmasland. Created with ink and watercolor.
RE: October Illustration Contest
Yes. @Lee-White mentioned in another thread that there can be color but the ink has to be important to the piece. In other words, removing the ink would actually ruin the picture because the ink was used as the main medium. That's how I understood it at least. I intend to use ink that isn't waterproof and some water color. I hope your piece turns out well.
Losing place mid-course
I've been watching fewer courses lately but I remember being able to stop in the middle of a course, close the browser, and return later to where the video player remembered right where I left off and resumed the course from there. Recently, though, when I do this the video player restarts the lesson and I have to remember where I left off in the video either by content or the minute marking. Has anyone else noticed or is there a computer setting that I need to check? I've been mostly reviewing the Third Thursday lessons recently so I'm not sure if it just doesn't work for them and it still does for the traditional multi-video courses. Was there a memo I missed? Any help/guidance appreciated.
RE: October contest WIP
@kat I agree that adding a shadow in the eyes and mouth to show that there is a back side of the pumpkin is a good step. Since you want to convey that a light source is in there you won't have to do anything really dark but some type of gradient would help it look finished. Good piece!