Hey everyone, just wondering if I could get some feedback and advice on drawing dense foliage in jungle and forest scenes. I feel like it’s hard to make not look clumsy and sloppy trying to get the diverse range of plants you see in some artworks. Here’s some of my sketches.
Here is my update. I took some of the feedback from @Heather-Boyd about the tentacles being disconnected and tried making them more attached to a specific creature (thank you Heather). I also tried correcting some of what was going on with the boy sitting on the tail as @MichaelaH had pointed out, thank you.
Sorry it took me a while to post this update, my wife had our third baby last week so that kind of occupied my time a bit.
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@Hui-Li I have only ever sent out a single postcard with one image on it and then on the other side my contact details. In the event that I had the contact details of two art directors/editors at the same company, I sent each of them a different image. I'm not sure what would work best, but in my opinion putting it in an envelope wouldn't be a good idea as it's an extra step for them to see your work (you've no guarantee they will bother opening the envelope!). With a postcard they see your work right away
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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@Miriam Brilliant - thanks so much for this feedback. It's funny I hadn't really thought about the worried expressions but can see it so clearly now - they do look a bit 'un-festive', don't they? I'm going to work to get to work on those.
The guy with the pointy hat is just meant to have a pointy hat. My dad used to wear his hat like that, perched on the top of his head but you're right it is at a funny angle.
Thanks again for your comments, it's funny after a while how you can't see things for looking so hard!
I shall look forward to seeing your work too.
@Miriam I don't think I have, I will have to check it out!
@StudioLooong Nice! I don't think I have much more to add to your analysis, but I do notice that there seem to be a lot more animal characters in your dream portfolio while in your own work there is more of a focus on human characters!
I really like your 'Ten in the Bed' piece. I think the linework is great and feels energetic and close to the vibe I get from your dream portfolio Your style of colouring feels more rendered and darker than your dream portfolio, it would be interesting to see you maybe try some watercolour style brushes under your line art. I think this would help give the traditional and loose feel that Emily Hughes, Freya Hartas etc have in their work.