@teju-abiola Echoing pretty much what everyone else has said so far: Your work is fantastic, Teju; I love it! Can't wait to see more. =)
Previously a director of creative and motion design for a digital marketing firm. Currently a UI artist for a video game company. On my way to becoming a children's book illustrator!
Posts made by Lawnz
RE: Holiday promos
@smceccarelli I think this will turn out great! I immediately thought of two pieces:
Where The Wild Things Are:
Calvin & Hobbes:
I kind of like seeing the different perspective of the turned-around bear. If you wanted, you could slightly turn the head so he/she is looking back at the one hanging on the tree, perhaps in astonishment. Or maybe take one of the other bears and turn them more, so they're not all facing the same direction - like the one that can't see with the hat on its head.
Overall, I'm diggin' it! Nice work.
RE: Clever girls
@smceccarelli The texture is great! This makes me want to start using oil or chalk pastel! Really nice work.
My only real critique would be piggy-backing off of some other comments. The hand holding the test tube in the first one seems wrong. It should be holing from the top, not the bottom, as your wrist would turn "down" to pour, then back up to stop. In the current position, you'd have to really wrench your wrist awkwardly to stop pouring.
I agree with @Laurel-Aylesworth that the space shuttle in the middle one could be a bit bigger. And I also agree with @Kevin-Longueil that the hands of the last girl should either be holding the plugs themselves, or gripping the cord right behind the plug (hands butted right up against them).
I want prints of these for my daughter's room! =)
RE: How to draw circles freehand?!
Hey, @Fritz - from what others have said, it should come with time. It just may take a very long time depending on how much drawing you actually do; frequency and longevity. Drawing circles (and straight lines, etc) has always been difficult for me and I've decided to accept that I will never be able to draw a perfect circle, or at least as perfect of a circle (or ellipse) as I'd like it to look. Therefore, I use templates and a French curve when I can.
As a side note - one thing I still have a tough time discarding is the filter we sometimes have when looking at other artists' work, especially really good artists that we look up to. Take Jake Parker for instance. The man has a knack for creating really cool stuff. But, if you break it down and start looking at the individual pieces, the ink work is by no means "perfect". His straight lines aren't straight, his circles and curves are wobbly and so on. And I don't say this to be rude or discount his work and style - I love it. Things are in perspective, it's well designed and composed with variations in line weight and so on. We just glaze over the finer points and look at the whole because we didn't draw it ourselves. When you create something, you nit pick all the little details. You sweat over making that circle perfect or that line straight because you are constructing it.
Just my long-winded opinion/perspective, but hope that helps some. =)
RE: Self-Printing My Inktober Drawings as a Book - Need Guidance
@jimsz Yep, they are one of the sites I'm looking into getting a print from. And I have a 40% off coupon! =) Thanks!