@Georgios-Christopoulos These designs are looking awesome! I really like the overall shape language going on in some of these characters. I feel like they could be a lineup from a heavily artistic video game. However, please do share the backstory and what the project is about! That would help in getting more specific critique; as others have already stated.
@Jeremy-Ross , @aprilshin , @Neha-Rawat I enjoyed making both of them in different ways, but I'm more confident in the first being more appropriate to the challenge than the second. The tone of the short story doesn't gel with the second image I drew. It may be more visually interesting, but the short story seems to hinge so much on Bongo's confident fearlessness and wit (bordering on arrogance) that I feel like the second image just doesn't apply... The second image has more of a Jungle Book-vibe that speaks to danger a bit more. I don't ever feel Bongo is in much actual danger in the short story prompt--in fact, it seems he knew what he was doing all along...
@Nyrryl-Cadiz You've obviously taken great care and been very sensitive in your creation of this project. So why not just forget what other people think and do what you feel. If somebody does become offended, so what? You have not intended to cause offence, in fact quite the opposite. Youve gone to great pains to show respect. If even after all that someone chooses to take offence, then they are in the wrong, not you. Its a good project, and it seems to mean a lot to you, so you should finish it and produce something you are proud of. If you accidentally get a few colours of a dress wrong or something, surely that could be pointed out in a civilised fashion and rectified, If its a problem, which it wont be.
@xin-li no problem, at the end its easier to show it this way then to explain it in words .i just wanted to show how some lil tweaks can change it and now its up to you to go your way in term of lightning/shadow. so far its on a good way in my opinion.
nicely done. one detail you could add for some dynamic is the wings and the interaction of it to the enviroment. could be a small breeze from it or a strong one and depending on it do some ripple effect on the water, let the flowers in the background be "blown" away, same for the hair of the boys.
here a video about a rc heli over water to see how it could affect the water
You are so correct! The plight of the illustrator. I had a lot of creative freedom for some things. Others they insisted on. It was a great experience over all...with decent pay too!
Your help has been invaluable!
@jdubz that is an AWESOME check list!
Thank you for sharing. I'll definitely be using that. Especially the white layer on top - I have never thought about that.
I think this will definitely help as a check in to practice. I seem to avoid my value studies and it's now been multiple pieces that don't have a strong value structure. So it will be important to double check that.
Wowowow, I love this so much!! And the disco ball is very much improved! Well done! I also love that the clouds are more defined and the stars really pop! I wonder if adding the reflected light from the disco ball would add to the drama of this piece or if it would make it too busy? Just my two cents! Beautiful illustration! Thanks for sharing with us!
Welcome! Playing around is great, and Procreate seems to be a deep well of possibilities.
As for improving this piece -- that's hard to say as it really depends on what you are going for. To that end, I would suggest that you post a "goal" image along with your practice one. That way you will get suggestions that line up with your intention.
In any case, keep at it and have fun!
@Griffin said in Feedback on character design:
@Lovsey it’s not an extreme pose which is what makes the gesture tricky I think. He is patrolling a market to dissuade thieves and other criminals and he has just made eye contact with someone who seems a little suspicious.
So true about those subtle poses being trickier, I find the same!
With the character’s context in mind, it sounds like he is more on the alert side of relaxed so you could give him more of a power stance or more of an untrusting expression. There are lots of examples if you google images of ‘guard’ because they do have a particular way of standing