That helps a lot, thank you Pam!
Posts made by tazzyartist
RE: Quick Perspective help
Thank you! Yes I know the sketchy lines are confusing. But the issue that I am seeing with the benches is that the two right ones have a weird illusion of facing 'up' as if the bench part is not parallel to the ground but is pointed towards the sky. I don't know how to remedy that.
If it's not too much to ask, could you do the same in procreate but using the left most table as the guide? I think that is the table that looks the best at the moment. I don't have procreate myself otherwise I would do it.
RE: Hello, I'm new here!
Okay so here is the character sketch I made at the beginning that he liked, so I have been trying to work off of this for the other drawings. She is a 6-7 year old girl who is having a conflict with her ponytail.
And here are a couple of pages that I have had trouble with.
The last one I am still playing with which is why it has that flaw by her face.
Hello, I'm new here!
I just discovered this forum today and I browsed for a bit before registering and I have to say, I feel very intimidated. Everyone's art is so good and polished!
So I am a very new children's book illustrator, 24 years old. I have dreamed about it for some years now but didn't have the time and didn't know how to start. I have no formal training in art or graphic design or anything. However I have done a number of paintings in the past as a hobby and in high school.
So even though I have no technical skills in my past to propel me forward, I am determined to learn more about illustration and become at least a decent illustrator. I now have the time, as I have chosen to focus on this full time.
Okay so somehow, by God's will, I am currently under contract (for not much money) illustrating a children's book. The author found me on instagram and contacted me and we have been working on the book for almost 2 months now.
I am grateful for this learning experience, but I am unhappy with my art. On almost every page, when I submit the art to him, he comes back with the comment that the character does not look consistent. I am having so much trouble with this. I don't know how to make the faces look like the same person, age, etc. It's really disheartening me.
The other thing I am having trouble with is, and I have had trouble with this for a long time and have read and watched a lot of resources about this but I can't seem to improve--is making the art have a harmonious and appealing color scheme. When I finish my pages, I don't love them and they don't draw me in like I want.
Anyway, I am so glad that I think I have found a community that can maybe help me.