The thumbnail really seems interesting and eye catching. I like the design of the granny and the little mushroom spirits.
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RE: Thumbnail critique. Children’s book portfolio rebuild
RE: Time management
@chrisaakins I know right?! These people are all awesome! And you are too, thank you for your words! And rock on, on your endeavors as well!
@rcartwright That's how it started for me too. I saw limitations in what I can make because of my lack of knowledge in fields. It's just that I'm afraid to dabble in things I don't know because of the confusion and frustration that follows. It's the battle I gotta fight right now.
RE: Time management
@TessaW thanks for your kind words. I don't have many artists around me and one that I've been talking to has been really harsh and kinda rude. He thought that me asking many, many questions was me trying to find an easy way of doing things. But can't I have the right to be hesitant to do something difficult and something I know I won't be good at? I really should let go of my ego and my need to control things. He's honest and blunt and that can be good, but he makes me feel like crap most of the time. So thank you. It's been a while since another artist said good things about my stuff.
The advice I took from all of you has been amazing. I will always come back to this thread and read your suggestions. After that it's just a matter getting over myself and my impatience.
RE: Time management
@TessaW Here's my instagram. https://www.instagram.com/koralliaandy/
I think my pieces are generic and dull. I would like to improve my linework and inking since I like to work in ink. (But I realized I've been using ink as a crutch. Like, it's easy to get a piece looking good quickly in ink. So I'm using that so that my sketchbook looks beautiful.)
I want to do other things than what I'm doing now. Compositions with character designs or even landscapes but I lack in my fundamentals skills that are required.
The fields that interest me I think are comic books and children's books illustrations.
Off the top of my head artists that inspire are Jake Parker, Leah Furhman (pookadoodle on deviantart), VixieArts, mr.zazb on instagram, Nicholas Kole, Goro Fujita. Jake Parker for inking and nice designs, PookaDoodle for excellent character design, VixieArts for amazing feline character design, Nicholas Kole and Goro Fujita for their colors. Again that's off the top of my head to give you an idea of what I like. Others include the artists from Imaginism studios, Wouter Tulp, Kenard Pak, Nicolas Marlet...
RE: Music WIP - Pied Piper - feedback please
This opinion comes from an amateur so please take this with a grain of salt. It's just my thought as I saw this piece and knowing this story.
if my grammar is atrocius sorry for that too
I like the background of these buildings. Refined they will give the illustration a playful fairyrale atmosphere that suits the story.
One thing I think you can consider is make a worm's eye view composition for the piper and the rats. I like how they're looking at him all mesmerized and captivated and I think the piper having a more dominating stance over them would enhance that. Nothing too extreme of course.
Or if you wanna have them on the foreground like I'm guessing is what you're trying to do make it more prominent. Maybe have them on the pavement and then we see their eyes that have just found the piper (who's in the middleground) that plays and follow him eagerly. Now there's no point of reference for their size and it can be confusing.
I hope this helped! Or I just wrote one big pile of nonsense, I don't know :p
RE: Critique/ Fundamentals Practice
@TessaW oh gosh that is one long reply, let me get through that. Thank you immensely for taking the time to write that!!! Okay let's see here...
I think my biggest roadblock is wanting to know exactly what I'm doing, how I'm doing it and where it'll take me. I'm a control freak and art doesn't work that way. I remember a Bobby Chiu interview and I think it was Jonathan Hardesty who said that you gotta get over yourself and change what stands in your way if you wanna get somewhere and that we all go through that. Resistance you might call it. So there's not perfect tip. Every tidbit of advice someone is willing to offer is welcome though.
I know what you mean about learning something but then not applying it. It's difficult to make that connection.
Oh wow, three months? I don't think I could have focused for so much time on something. That's actually one big old problem of mine: time management.
That phrase is my life right now:"Knowing what to study and how to study is so confusing!" I'll get through that though. Even though most of the time I end up cowering in a corner.
All in all thank you very much. You confirmed some ideas I had in my head and gave me a whole lot of new ones. Also seeing someone else with the same issues as you is one of the most encouraging things ever. Truly, thank you!