@Jonas-Zavacky @Aleksey Got your feedback. I was thinking that a part of the collaborative groups I've been thinking about were "audio"--real-time conversation. But the main point from the Out on a Wire collaborative "edit"-as they call it involve telling your story out loud to others. Now as what they are specifically writing for is...radio (podcasts)-this seemed logical. But the author goes on to say it's really critical for any kind of writing.
So I tightened up my story for the comic today. Tighten here is very relative. And I read it out loud. It sure felt different and some of the holes seemed even more obvious. So I was wondering if it would be of interest to you to share an audio file with your story or pitch, and then we could communicate about it asynchronously, here or elsewhere.
And its totally understandable to me if this wasn't quite what you were thinking or your interests have moved on. (I have noticed how busy @Aleksey is over in other threads-your environments are stunning!
@Heather-Bouteneff Oh I see, the edge that's rising up is newspaper? Yes I think going for a wooden porch would work much better and then it would separate the newspaper and porch. Plus more people relate to porches being made of wood
If you have any sketches that you've done before going to colour then that may be more helpful to finalise your composition at first so then you're more confident when it comes to adding colour. I'm terrible at adding colour, it scares me haha! I always enjoy the planning stage more than the finish!
Look forward to seeing more of this piece
I ended up doing the ink on hot press without stretching it first and am going to try just leaving it taped (no stretching) and putting down light washes to see what happens. In the meantime, I imported it into Procreate to do a color study and this is what I came up with. We’ll see if I can translate this with watercolor and without stretching the paper. If I make a mess of it, at least I’ll have this digital paint/traditional ink hybrid.
@Susan-Marks Sure! I'll make a comic room for you on the server. Anyone can use this link to join: https://discord.gg/gYYVSn
We do require that everyone fills out the application form (you can see it when you join) because that helps us avoid the meme overrun problems I saw someone mention. That link expires after 24 hours, but we can always make more.
@JerrySketchyArt Those are such practical suggestions! I've had it on my list to create some basic shapes out of molding clay, which I still hope to do some day. I think manipulating the shapes themselves might help train my eye.
@xin-li Thank you for taking the time to put together your feedback! I appreciate that. You brought up a great point and after reading your comments I feel the same. The ferrets just don't stand out enough from the background. I experimented with lightening the value of the ferrets but It didn't quite work for me as I felt it took away from the overall sense of night in the scene. I did however play with some atmosphere to enhance the mood. I also increased the warmth in the foreground to add some color contrast. Finally I pushed everything more towards purple in the background to separate it from the mid-ground and foreground. I feel it's an improvement, let me know what you think!
Thank you guys! It's very helpful to receive good words also bad ones too if any? haha I don't know why i just think somethings is wrong with it but probably every artist thinks that.. ( self thought haha )
I have previously scanned a couple 9x12 paintings at 1200dpi and they worked great, result was approx 9000x6000 pixels, just what I was looking for. Now all of a sudden I tried to scan another 9x12 piece, same settings, 1200dpi. Yet I end up with a image half the size. Is there something I am missing? Is it automatically compressing the image at some point? If that were the case why didn’t it do it with scans I’ve done before? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Any scanning tips at all, scanning for a large image size, how to get the pixel dimensions I’m looking for. I’m frustrated and need help! Haha
@hannahmccaffery Thank you for the feedback Hannah. I agree with a lot of the points you made. My style has progressed over the years a lot but when speaking to my non arty friends and family some of have said not to just dump the last ten years of work as it's a massive journey and my Instagram shows my artistic journey. While over friends have said a clean slate would be one of the best things I could ever do.
I'm looking to get into comics and make my own comics. I'm learning a lot about visual storytelling and learning how to piece together a comic. I'm not so much concerned about style but more interested in mastering storytelling.
I plan to start making new pieces and then start to share them online. It will probably take a few months to complete. I totally agree with the mix of styles - that's something I've touched on social media this week. Definitely agree a selection of styles - not loads however! Going to narrow down the ones I love working in. Thank you and you too!!!!
I'm building my list for submissions at the moment and finding conflicting information on how to submit to Highlights and Cricket Magazine. Has anyone submitted illustration work electronically to either one and received a reply?
@mag Haha yeah it's so difficult to decide what to include in the site, I just looked at sites of people I like and took bits and pieces from each that I thought worked to make something for myself! Same, if I find any other alternative mailing sites that would be suitable I'll be sure to let you know