I had issues with flys sucking of the paint from the paper too when I swatched a new water colour set. I have never seen insects “eating” paints before nor did that happen to me after this event.
It is weird that the insects got into your pallet. What kind of pallet do you use? I have go a Mijello pallet for my gouache paints that can be closed tightly. But I know that some bugs can squeeze trough the tiniest spaces which got me worried a bit. Maybe a plastic bag a seal the pallet away like the others suggest as well could help you.
Of course you should also check how they got into your house at first place. There might be sprays or something to keep all kinds of bugs out of your house.
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Hi @ShannonBiondi !
I hope you get in to this course, it sounds like a great skill to add to your illustration knowledge!
In my experience, portfolios should highlight your strongest works. In animation, I think they like seeing an idea executed from sketch to final where things like composition, setting, and character are explored. In traditional programs they like to see that you know how to bring a concept from sketch to final, have technical knowledge, and can neatly organize your work. Animation usually involves having a knowledge of how things move so I would submit a page of sketches of a moving target from life, some figure drawings perhaps to show an understanding of anatomy, and maybe something more rendered. Although this all depends on what kind of animation course this is, because if it's more graphic you can show storyboards of a shapes moving and morphing or a logo. It's all dependent on the work you're doing now.
I think in the end you should just make sure that whatever you submit can be understood clearly and that you have a variety of different work (showing a variety of mediums, subject matter, etc), which will then show that you've been experimenting and practicing. I would hold off on showing older work that doesn't express your skill level now though. I think showing off where you're at now is the way to go. Best of luck!
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.
And the Beast is done. Whew! It's not perfect, but I've realized that my original blocking-in of shapes and lines was a bit off... I was able to correct it a bit by pushing things around with the Liquefy tool in Procreate, but I'm not sure ultimately whether that really discounts everything else I've learned. I'm really really liking this way of digital painting.
My admiration for the Johnstone Sisters has increased exponentially--they either worked incredibly carefully by meticulously placing each stroke, or they just had an innate sense of what went where. I wonder how they worked with Art Directors... I would imagine fixing some things would be possible since it was gouache and one can easily cover things up and re-do things, but there's so much detail to repaint I'm sure they had to be very clear about their understanding of what they were painting from the very get-go.
One thing I am noticing is that they made choices about where to put shading and highlights in this image. There is no real sense of where the source of light actually is. It's very flat in a lot of ways. Not all their work is like this but the vast majority of it is. Hm. If I were to emulate this style, I think I'd prefer to have a clear direction in the lighting that reads instantly. I think that might add a sense of maturity, depth, and drama maybe? Hm.
Onwards to Beauty!!!