I decided to go with D, and I just launched into it. I'm hoping folks can tell me if things are pulling focus and interest. I"m worried there's too much texture in the tree, perhaps, and I need to do something a bit more substantial to the path he's standing on...
@aprilshin I decided to change the boy's facial expression a bit, and have him looking upward with a "sorta" grin... I think that was stronger than the "I'm lonely" vibe I think I was going for... Does that make things a bit clearer? Or at least less complicated?
I have the XPen and love it. A long time ago I had something that was not drawing on the screen, but I dont remember what brand. Drivers were a bit tricky but tech support was really helpful and I even asked them a question or 4 about photoshop settings (and said its okay if you cant help because you dont know/ or are busy with other things) they totally helped me out. It also came with some extra bonus things like the 2 finger glove. The pens charge with a cable so no batteries to worry about.
Personally I like the grid with more spacing as in your original upload. It is more visually pleasing to my eye. On the other hand, i do think that that one looks more like a static portfolio grid instead of a zoom or skype call, so i would get why you’d want to space it differently. If you go with closer spacing i like the 3x3 grid most
Love the idea btw!
Again many many thanks for the comments and advice! So at the moment it feels like we might be going for 9 for the ladybug and I still have to work out the design of the frog to make them fit together, but E, G and H are the forerunners. I really want to do H, but I think the design is too similar so i'll play around to see if there is some room for it.
In the meantime I did some character studies for the 9 ladybug and so far it feels like is quite a solid character, but no final thoughts yet.... I also did some sketches for her "quaint little house", however it's only on 1 page so it's not a major thing, but all design is important right
@Michael-Angelo-Go Since you don't have a very high amount of detailing overall, I don't think it's necessary to add the nostrils. In fact it looks creepy, like she has a mushroom on her face or something...
Coming into 2020 I hadn’t drawn ANYTHING in a long time! Joining SVS Learn proved to be an invaluable resource for revisiting foundational concepts, introducing new techniques, as well as providing a helpful and supportive community through the forum.
SVS impacted the piece I selected for many reasons. Thanks to Will Terry’s class on painting in procreate I was able to navigate and figure out how to use Procreate and it provided the prompt that inspired my painting. It was my first time entering the monthly contest and my first attempt at a digital piece that I truly felt good about.
I would echo what a lot of others have said about it being too dark. Something else I’d like to point out though is the brush work you used on the characters. It looks like you used an airbrush tool and these tools are very easy to get sucked into because they can easily smooth out changes in value. This can be a bit of trap, it can cause you to over render and in this case it doesn’t with the rendering style of the rest of the image. On the podcast and in critiques they have talked about avoiding this airbrushed look because it often just causes problems and everything ends up looking too soft and doesn’t create much interest for the viewer.
Some rough changes - made the character on the left a beaver, and I made the bear a lot bigger to help contrast everyone else. Then I pulled things in and simplified the pose of the fox.
Does this seem to fix those composition issues on the left side??