Little background on this one, my oldest son gets his licences next week and that is him in the side mirror. Teen drivers are the worst LOL.
Continue of step 5 of the local color and tweaked suggestion from @Jason-Bowen:
Step 6 - color the ink darker then the rest of the local color:
Step 7 - add texture paper on top and set it to multiple.
Onto the shadows and highlights, one of my favorite steps.
Feeling kind of ehhhhh about my illustrations lately. Pencil sketches are fun for me and relaxing most of the time. Illustration is hard. Trying to keep my chin up but getting really discouraged. I know it’s that artist brain. We probably all feel it. Anyway, here’s a recent sketch.
Thanks everyone! B seems to be the clear winner. I suppose the white outline worked well with my inktobers because it was just the character and not a full illustration. @TessaW and @Adrian-K here is a version with just the splatters.
@jcantwellart looking through all the comments, you nailed it with this version. Looks great. Only thing I would suggest is to remove the snow flakes on the people in the circle. There seems to be a lot falling outside the circle but only a few inside because of it being white.
What a beautiful style you have, I can't wait to see this when you've finished it, it reminds me of the Belle & Boo characters I agree with everyone about the head and torso, it looks too big compared to the legs, I love the oversized hat but maybe her head shouldn't fill it as much?
@robgale Thank you very much.
I consider the bear one finished actually. I know that with digital painting it's hard to have anything "finished" but for me that is done. Many have asked me to do a colored version and I'm not perfectly happy with some bits and pieces so maybe if I improve enough I'll give it another go, but for now it's done. I want to be able to match that in level and mood with other pieces first and if there ever comes a point when I feel like I could or should, I'll rework it. :))
A truly sweet drawing that fits right into the winter-holiday theme! There's nothing that I could add or take away!
It faintly reminded me of a Soviet cartoon about a little bear and a little Chukcha boy's friendship always makes me cry for some reason
@burvantill Yeah! I am learning so much, would love to hear if you start using any of his techniques in your process. I love how his point of view is just, do whatever it takes to make a great picture. Anything goes sort of thing
@TwiggyT@Feleri Thank you so much! I've been looking at it so long already, it's sometimes hard to still see it clearly, you know? It's nice to hear that it still reads and has some sort of impact.
I finished my redraw with Ink today and brought it into Photoshop. I'm currently blocking the values. After redrawing it IRL, I realized how incredibly slow I still am in Procreate. I'm calling it a night.
Welcome! This is very cool and I look forward to seeing more from you. You are obviously a great draftsman. I love the way you have them posed, but one thing I’m not so sure about is the right character’s hand behind the other character’s head. It’s kind of tangenty ... and a little bit distracting to me. I’m not sure if there is a better place to put it because I really like the interplay you have going between them where they have gotten crossed up in the rigging, but maybe see if there is a better option. Great work so far!
@Whitney-Simms Wow, this is a brilliant idea. It's so neat to see all your Inktober work in one image -- I love the colors you've used. I'm sure the SVS staff will love the gift!
@Chip-Valecek I think your horror art would do better on RedBubble or TeePublic. Both those sites (especially TeePublic) push your work whether you do or not, and they both have a larger base for fan art (TeePublic even more so than RedBubble). I've made sales on both with little advertising (I mostly post my merch to my Facebook wall and a few niche Facebook groups).