@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.
@Braden-Hallett You were right! I lowered the intensity of the curtains and bumped up the intensity of the shirt, added a smidge more definition in the fact, and finally adjusted the angle of the stage to make it feel less like he was waiting to go on from a balcony and instead felt more like he was in the wings. Thanks so much for the advice!! I truly appreciate it!!
Excuse the delay, I didn't have internet for a few days.
@theprairiefox so you mean that in pics 1 and 2 the central tree and the tree on the left are fighting for the attention of the viewer?
Thanks for the insight. It's really fascinating that there aren't really any rules when it comes to that stuff. You just experiment, think about the feel and the atmosphere you want out of the image and see how it goes. Nevertheless I got some useful pointers out of all you guys. Thank you very much!
Thanks @Heather-Bouteneff ! Wow, I didn't even remember all the cards my mom received until you mentioned it. I think a bunch of cards would be great to add in, maybe in the corner taped on the wall. A glass of water would be good too! Very helpful tips Hopefully I'll have some time to work on that tonigh
@Braden-Hallett The changes are looking great, I personally think your colour looks great too and think if I was presenting in a portfolio I would put the two in because it shows you can do both well Great job
So I did this in ink. I also made the sepia ink behind it and hated how it looked. So I’m gonna practice more with that later but for now I’m going to just choose values and will create a background digitally. These values might change as I play with it.
So I borrowed the idea from @Squirrelsize and am doing my moment with animals. Being the daddy bear giving away his daughter to another bear is both the fullest my heart has been and also sad at the same time. I was so proud of her and she was so beautiful but I was trying not to cry. So I am going to try and recreate that moment before we opened the doors and walked down the aisle. I would like on composition. I think I may have it but I am open to other suggestions,.. I am also new to Photoshop and am going to try this whole process with it. I will need lots of coaching. Dum DUM da duMmmm, Dummm DUM da DUM...
@Sarahmaeliz For clean lines and clear images, you need to plan out your order of painting. Using masking fluid is the only way to maintain control of some areas while keeping the current wash loose. If you havent seem my "Loosening up in Watercolor" video, go check it out. I show exactly how that process can benefit you.
For skintones, a good mix to use a cadmium yellow and cadmium red mixture. Both are very opaque colors and require very little pigment. Try to get your wash right the first time and avoid constantly layering on top of previous washes.
Hope that helps some! : )
@theprairiefox yeah good point on the background. And yes im planning to make the foreground lighter than the background.
My other idea is sepia ink for the background which would make a softer effect so it would look lighter, and the foreground would be done in black ink.
@Johanna-Kim Thanks for the input! You totally are right on. I created this creature without any backstory or intent. I just glued it together and you're totally spot on...by doing that, it loses a lot of personality and punch. I need to THINK when i draw. Great feedback, thanks!
Hi all, I have been struggling with the next page, I have started and been on it for a few weeks, which feels like an eternity.
So page 4 has Finn waking up after being knocked out. We see the top of the cave he is in, then he sees two characters starting at him. From there, I want to show him sitting up all confused and then, a close-up shot of him trying to figure out what has just happened, how did he go from a fish in a tank, to a fish being attacked, waking up in a cave with these two new characters around him.
I would really appreciate some advice on how to illustrate and portray this, please.