Here’s my entry for this month, it’s been a bit of an experiment! Lovely to see what everyone’s come up with!
Freelance artist & Illustrator based in Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
@miriam Thank you Miriam! Your a star! This is super helpful and given me quite a few things to think about to push it to make it better. I’m going to do some more thumbnailing & Dino drawing to see how I can resolve the things you’ve brought up. thanks again :)
I've been doing the creative composition class and got to the point where Jake Parker is showing how he develops thumbnails and Will T says to pause to work on the prompt before watching the rest.
The prompt is: Jeff's dinosaur had grown so big that he didn't know how he'd get him out of the house. Here are my thumbnails, initial sketch from thumbnail and a quick value study.
The idea I've chosen to develop is Jeff's Dino curled up to sleep beneath his bed and then he wakes up in the early hours to find his Dino has grown enormously!
I'm itching to paint this one but I want to go through the whole process instead to jumping ahead.
Do you have any thoughts on how I can make this better?
@sarah-luann Congrats on the job!I loved that drawing on the right side of the brain book! That one really helped me!
I think my drawing jumped forward when it finally clicked in my head to draw what I see rather than what I think I see. Also when I realised details are abstract shapes.
Good luck and I hope it all goes really well for you!
Hi Chip! This ones interesting :) I like how I start noticing familiar characters, is that a gremlin in the box at the back?
Assuming the focal point is around the three figures I’m tempted to crop this one as I’m finding elements at the top of the drawing distracting from all the interesting things that are going on below, Something like this maybe?
Also the perspective on table/shelf in the bottom left feels a little off to me?
I’m looking forward to seeing how this one progresses!
@eric-castleman This looks great Eric! I get a slightly melancholic feeling of calm before or maybe just after the storm from this one. I agree with what others have said that you could call it complete now if you wish.
If you wanted to do more to it, as someone else said a tiny bit more warm tones on the boy wouldn’t hurt. I’m not sure about adding ducks personally, however, I’d be really tempted to have a really subtle fish shadow somewhere where you wouldn’t notice it straight away. I kinda like Nyrryl‘s idea of a monster fish!
If I was going to be really picky, the boat has a little bit too much of a highlight in the bottom of it and maybe it’s a little distracting only a little tho!
I hope your art block has passed & your feeling better about it. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your paintings 🙂
@sheri_p79 great idea & lovely drawing, I love the dog! I wonder what it would look like if the dog was a little bigger/closer to us? I like the cat hiding behind the sofa too!
I don’t know if it’s just me, but my eyes keep shooting off along the parallel lines of the cupboards. I wonder if something to the right of the foreground could break up those lines a little. Maybe if the ball was a little bigger?