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.
Thanks to everyone who commented on the early doodles! Thanks @Kat @Whitney-Simms @BichonBistro @JennyJones @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen @eli @TessaW @IanS @lenwen @RHirsch @NizhoniWolf @HubertSpala @Zombie-Rhythm @Jabbernewt @Kevin-Longueil @Gary-Wilkinson @Matt-Baldwin @Doha @Miriam @aska
Here is the cute and fun Little Tiger and Friends Coloring Book. From messy sketchbook doodles to a neat tidy ready to color activity book. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997872993)
I won't say a bunch more because I think @NessIllustration said it nicely!
I don't think it's a matter of a redo. While composition stuff is harder to rework after your done or later in the painting, it's definitely still possible. One thing you can try is just to play around with a layer on top of everything and just make rough adjustments to values. One quick win would be to just darken everything that's in the shadow areas already. That won't do it all, but it will help, because you already have this nice triangular shape in the middle where the light is that could help focus things on the girl, who, I'm guessing is the focal point (I get this from the fact that she's in the center of the composition, and all the boys are looking at her)
Nice work though! I look forward to seeing more of your paintings!
@sophie-lawson Really? You just made my day! Thank you! One of my professors in college told me I killed my art when I cleaned it up, so this really means a lot. I've been trying for an obscenely long time to make my work reflect the energy of the sketches.
Piigvember Day 16: Piigachu!
@art-of-b thank you for nice comment!
Thank you for mentioning it. I just need to find the right one, becuse i dont want it to have too much technical if you know what i mean.
The borders noted and I will take a look on that and experiment with some variantions i think (I`ll pick just one tho)
Yes I want this to be colored, because i have certain feel of it in my head and thats not possible without color. With that said I am still not sure how i will choose to color it.
and thanks again for nice comment !
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).
I like that you're adding the symbols, but the omega and the yinyang just seem kind of placed there. Is the congruance symbol on the blade the man is holding? I like that one because it seems like it was built into the ritual - it's on a tool.
The ladies look like an appropriate symbol of yinyang without being overtly obvious. Maybe find a way to make the omega a more integral part of the ritual - an arc of stone around them, or a necklace around his neck, or wrapped cord around all three of them with the symbol on it - just spitballing ideas here.
No. 6 (#3 in the dinokid set) I added in pink to the palette as I wanted to have the character squashing fruit and red looked too much like blood. I think the pinks gives it a more playful feel and may look at adding it to the previous dino pieces in the future.
I just wanted to post the project I'm working on here. It's a graphic novel to raise awareness about sex trafficking. I would appreciate any comments or thoughts.
What projects are others working on? Anything big like a graphic novel? I'd love to hear about them and check them out!
Thanks everyone and keep on creating!