So its been a long time since I posted in this thread, but I am happy to say I finally completed this one. I am really struggling to find my "style" but for some reason I keep going back to this. As much as I try different styles and or techniques this is the one I keep coming back to. It feels most natural to me. Anyway, here is it. How many cartoon/movie references can you find?
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.
All, thanks for the feedback. I have submitted my final here.
I was unable to finish as a linocut but I am planning on finishing the lino and I will post so you can see the difference...
Thanks @Chip-Valecek and @Braden-Hallett. Here's some more practice with the G-Pen nib and Speedball ink. Also tried to do a bit of rendering in Photoshop. Going to take some messing around to find what coloring method is going to work with these busy hatch drawings.
Thank you Kathryn. I love hiding these little easter eggs in the details. I think this comes from when I was really little and drew images of many overlapping stories with loose associations. I really appreciate the grammatical help. Thank you for all the support.
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback. Means a lot to me.
I am so happy that you like them.
Thank you for the support. I am trying to keep it consistent. Please holler if the quality goes down
Thank you for helping with the grammar. I see what you meant. The weird thing is that I learned english since I am a preschooler but my grammatical knowledge is inconsistent.
WIP I went back to idea one because it's enough of a challenge for me in the shorter time that I have to complete it by the end of January (4 days). Please forgive my scribble light source (top right). I do have a question on shading the interior mouth of my castle beast - if it looks right? -it boggles my mind a bit. I plan to add smaller rocks and snow, have a deep winter colour scheme (that way it isn't too far off black and white) and add some texture brushes hopefully.
@Johanna-Kim Thank you so much for your reply Johanna, you're right it is looking too dark and like you and others have suggested, the lighting needs reworking so I think i'm going to move it and add some shadows behind the two characters or something. It's actually not like coming from the monsters mouth haha, but I've had other people think that too so I definitely need to redo that - I'm still not used to working with lighting! Noted about the feathers, I'll look at that again thanks you again!
Happy Monday everyone!
I have almost completed the third page of FishTails. From page 3 one they will all be on my site: https://reddprime.com/comics/
I do need some suggestions on how to make some female characters.
I like the composition, the tight framing and overlapping of the mammoths really heightens the sense of panic they are having. There's a sweet detail where the baby mammoth is supported by the parent, really subtle but evocative. Nice work, looking forward to seeing this in color.
@SketchyArtish I'd say that the composition looks a bit sparse at the moment, and maybe you could try bringing the tree and salamander closer.
You could achieve this by making the angle of the viewer see through the tree, between branches, downward at squirrel, to the salamander.
If you like the position of both characters as is, just add foliage, and then I'd say the biggest thing issue is the tree. Since we are looking downward at it, the left and right lines that make up the trunk should appear to come closer and converge, the more lower the trunk is.
Minorly, the characters could have more body language. For example, if the salamander is scampering, he could be stretching his hands(?) with his back legs bent inward, to show movement. If he is hiding, he could be surrounded by foliage, with tail curled in to hide. The squirrel could have shoulders hunched in anticipation, tail up, head to left or right, ears perked to listen. Personally, I dont think faces need to be added if the body language can be used in this case.
I actually like the colors going on here! (I'm a fan of complimentary colors, especially orange/blue) and a proponant of the "less is more approach" when it comes to anything having to do with color. (Just my personal preference) But if you just started SVS, Mastering perspective and how to draw everything are good ways to start! My two cents: Keep practicing shapes and how they sit in space/overlap each other. It's tough, but after a while, things will definitely start looking more and more cohesive.