@Durrell-Odom I was looking that the mothership picture now that it is colored and I was wondering what she has in her hand? I am not quite reading it... I like it with color, is really working well. The color combinations of the shirts is providing good definition of each kid.
Love your caricatures BTW, very cool. I struggle with being hesitant to exaggerate features and you do it beautifully.
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.
@Heather-Boyd is a WIP , I just did to add in another conversation about Spiderverse, i did the spiderwebs are created with magic...but I really like your comments, I think that you are right on. My idea is to add some more designs , but I can put more work in this one... really appreciated your comments!
For this month's competition I went for the moment before things get very toasty for this wandering dwarf. I was trying to push the separation of the foreground and background characters. Using cool lighter colours and lighting for the foreground and darker warmer colours for the background. I wanted to try and push the dragon back as far into the shadow as possible so that it would almost be a second read with the inner mouth glow signalling that something lay in the gloom.
The things I'm not currently sure about are whether the dwarf pops out too much that he doesn't like he's in the same room as the dragon. The more I look at it the more i feel he should have stronger shadows.
@Aleksey if you can find the original non-disney dub it's amazing The voice acting in the newer release with Mark Hamill is... in many ways atrocious (same with Porco Rosso). Though I suppose you can watch it in japanese with subs instead.
Either way, awesome movie!
Just catching up on the treads for this month. Soooo glad you went with the dog. And I went back and read where you missed the leash. I was thinking about that. I really liked the drama created with the area not in the direct light from the door pretty dark. Like most of the messy was out of eye sight as soon as the owner came home. That she would see the dog and then see the mess.
Overall, I think it’s coming along nicely!
@Braden-Hallett oh yeah I’ll definitely do it tomorrow when i am free. I love this stuff. I read all the will eisner books and loved them and some of it overlapped with the comics writing classes I took. You dont have to cut any of it if you don’t wanna, some people use dialogue to go with their images but it’s just more impactful when the viewer realizes that’s what the image is doing without the bubble.
@demotlj Great work! Yeah, this weekend must be crazy busy for you
That's a really good idea to use a program that limits the amount of detail and value your capable of using. I know that in procreate you can really zoom in, even with something thumbnail sized, so using goodnotes was just smart
@JerrySketchyArt Yeah for sure! And the thing I like most about it is that you can optimise your practice by using material in stages. I feel like I improve sketching by doing a base sketch, inking when I ink it traditionally, and digital painting when I scan it into my iPad. It's far more efficient than drawing a new digital sketch and painting that.
@Jon-Anderson Haha, your comment made me laugh! Thanks for the positive reinforcement, even if there are no stats to back up that perspective , it does sound good. I am feeling under the weather today, maybe I will give it one last effort tomorrow.
@Braden-Hallett I’m not sure yet if I will try something else for this prompt or not. I will give this one more effort and then see how I feel. The problem is that I tend to work slow, and I feel like time is running out pretty quick. I am amazed at the level and amount of work you are able to put out, I’m hoping I will speed up with a little more practice.
@demotlj Thank you for the feedback! I've changed Lucy's face, not only in terms of shadows and cheeks, but also the eyes, which I've decided would look better if they were closed. I think it's a lot better like this now.
Thank you all for the feedback! It helped me understand some notions about shadows, focus of the illustration and illustrating the faces better
This is my progress for this months contest theme for “the moment before.” I decided on a chefs special surprise where our unsuspecting cook is visited by, well, the special and the guests are getting impatient! This image has gone through several composition/environment tweaks and I kind of got lost in adding background elements though they are very simple. After adding the values I showed my wife and daughter which both said the image came across as “creepy” which I understand. Is it too much, though? Do I need to lighten it or should I rework the characters? As I said I started having fun adding in background elements but now I wonder if I overdid it. There are times I look back at an earlier sketch that was cropped and wonder if I should stay with the simpler composition.
What do you guys think, is it worth going forward or should I go back to the drawing app?
A new challenge. I'm working on a picture book which is for young children and is full of fairies so this challenge is drawing fairies, all the things they do in the garden and thinking about gesture and expression. And hopefully be better a 100 drawings in the future.