@Melissa-Bailey-0 And by the time I saw this, that's the one I had chosen! I was originally going to get up this morning and post one, but in the end, as it was 1 a.m, I just wanted to submit one and sleep well. Thank you for following me on this piece, Melissa, Laurie and Nyrryl!
Better late than never: This is my June contest character design for Lucky Albert from SVSlearn. Still need to color, but loving this little guy. Love to know your thoughts?
Kim Gatto www.designsbygatto.com
I am in LOVE with this character!! The hair is SO fun! I love the pencil sketch. It feels so loose and organic. The pencil sketch also gives her hair more shape; it feels more bouncy because it kind of goes up on the left side and then out to the side on the right side, whereas the ink sketch has her hair kind of going in a straight diagonal line from left to right. I'm not sure if I'm making any sense. But I cannot wait to see this character in action! Well done!
I agree with @Larue that the limbs being so stiff can be problematic. I think the shapes of the limbs also make the character a bit less appealing balance wise. I like the core of this concept but play around with blocking in different shapes to make the body and see what else could work.
@Heather-Boyd Thank you for the feedback! I think I will try and play with the perspective a little to see if I can bring the main character more to the front or put him as more of a focal point. This is not meant to be a two page spread, I just liked my duck and had a lot of trouble with the beaver. I had to cover up that side of the page to start over on him. I'm new to this and really appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!
@R-Fey-Realme Thank you, and thank you for the link, I did not know the artist and I love that style! Process videos are useful across traditional/digital media I think. It is easier for me to get a finished image in digital, but I think I work in procreate much as I was on paper, with the perks of course of "undo" and "layers"... 🙂 and I always start sketching ideas on paper first.
@Oana Those were very helpful suggestions and observations. You are totally right about the rest of the room. I actually got so carried way with working in 2 pt perspective that I did not emphasize the narrative. A part of me saw this as an exercise in concept art and I began to focus too heavily on portraying the interior space as a suburban home. I also did not include enough elements, keepsakes, objects that belong to Albert strewn around the interior. If I am able to give it another go, I would love to explore the tension between Albert's objects and the objects that were there prior to his arrival.
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such helpful insights!
Hey All, I am having trouble with the template for the critique arena. When I click on the text layer of the template, Photoshop shuts down. I have cs3, so maybe it's just because it's a dinosaur version and it incompatible? Any tips or ideas to get around this? Thanks for any help.