Is this story reading better? I feel like i am on a better path with it - after listening to 3point perspective yesterday i thought i would try this as a spot illustration since i have so few on my portfolio site - much to do still - finish her eyes,scales, his hand, floaty things, lighting, flora/fauna in water? - .....better story and possibly composition though?? Any thoughts are very much appreciated
@animatosoor said in #draw50things - Birthday Party - Would you please critique?:
@mellebluesworld Thank you! You're spot-on with the lighting issues. My initial idea for the lighting was to have the light come only from the candle, but I don't know if I can pull that off. A secondary source of light could be the windows sitting at the top of the picture.
I just subscribed to SVS today! I feel like a kid in a candy shop looking through all the courses available, haha. What would your recommended classes be to tackle this issue?
Hey, @animatosoor sorry for coming up with an answer so late, my day got quite busy. First things first: Congratulation for joining SVS :).
I read you watched some classes already, I still wanted to give you the names of the courses I would recommend concerning the lighting topic.
I started with the basic class about light and shadow, to learn and repeat the basics for further classes. Right now I am taking the class about painting colour and light 2.0 and this class will definitely help you to improve the light situation in your illustration. And I guess "Lighting for Storytelling" would be a great help for you as well :).
I watched your progress on your illustration and loved the idea of @Annemieke to burn down the candle to indicate that she has been waiting for people to come around for a loooong time. Still wondering if the candlelight is 2 bright and intense. Since you went for night time, there maybe could be an other light source at a wall outside of the scene that helps to lighten the room. Looking forward to seeing your progress on this illustration :).
THE FIST is about a guy who punches stuff real good. His wife is a spaceship. They’re on the run from the EVIL Space Army, but stop along the way to fight for money.
It’s a big, action-packed, weird, silly, four-color, fun, dumb, love-letter to all the comics, cartoons and video games that formed my brain as a kid.
It’s a book I've been working on and off between projects for four years. I "write", illustrate, color, and publish it all on my own. I say "write" because it's more of a freeform kind of thing. I use a loose outline, but make up a chunk of it as I go.
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@nyrrylcadiz @swordofodin @LauraA Thank you very much for the kid words! Yes, these sport illustrations were made for a credit union. They publish a bi-monthly newsletter for their kids club members.
I’m going to call this done. It’s still very rough (don’t look at it too closely) and I will add other characters, tweak the placement of things, and improve the line art but for this exercise, I think this is as far as I need to go. I really had to think about interior design more than I ever have before so it was really a helpful exercise.