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.
I personally don't like the font a lot, I read "bridge" and not "prince" at the first time and the "the" is not readable for me, maybe with black lines it will fit better and be bette readable?
But more, I would prefer, if the font goes with the arcs of the pond, not so straight, all your design is about arcs. or better, somebody already said it, how would it look with the text above the frog?
love the full gallery one, but the second or third paint swatch like others have said. Almost like spray paint which modernizes the story for me in a really good cool way. You can have some fun with the other paintings 'reacting'. So creepy, love it!
@SketchyArtish said in Our SVS Virtual Studio 2019!:
Some fun! I grew up in the midwest where bass fishing was definitely a "thing." My people were a bit more into walleyes and lots of variety of trout-but bass fishing was around. It's so fun for me here, as a relative newbie, to put together the posts from folks and piece together their story, like how the image you posted of the "weigh in scene" fits into your overall work.
I like the idea of the morning drawing warm-up. I'm trying to chip away at the "oh, Must Be Perfect" gremlin who sings to me every time I put (apple) pencil to paper/iPad.
@Chip-Valecek - You are always great at bringing your own style into very iconic stories/films. Really beautifully done - it looks like you created your own font for the title which suits this cover so nicely.
My only feedback would be the plane. It seems to me that the tail and the head of the plane are not aligned quite right. I think if you were to bring the head over to align a bit better with the tail it would read a bit better.
Otherwise, as always, love your work!
@eddysage I think your about section is a bit of a mashup between a biography and an artist statement. I think these two things are better kept separate. The reason being you can then write a biography in 3rd person - which contains historical data about education and professional practice. That allows you to write an artist statement in 1st person, that helps the reader connect with you as an artist. Also vision statements can be adjusted and changed depending on what project you are working on or if your style changes. Where your biography can just be added to as you gain more experience or skills.
I say this coming from working for newspapers/mags and when writing articles, captioning photos or doing research on people. Its better to be able to distinguish between what is historical/background data and what is opinion or a person's viewpoint.
I'm also not a fan of a pop-up as soon as I land on a page. It can have the effect of making me want to bounce. I prefer a newsletter sign-up box in the footer.