@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.
@mag Hi Mag. I used to work in web & UI design. Here's my feedback.
Clean, simple, easy to navigate. It will allow potential agents / publishers to quickly browse through your work without any fuss. Clean background doesn't detract from your work. Works well on a mobile as well as desktop / laptop. All links pointing to the right info.
Like some others have pointed out, some information about who you are, what you have done in the past and what led you to do what you're doing. Or may be something about how long you've been in the industry and your accomplishments thus far. I was at a recent SCBWI conference and they recommended that our About section is written in from a third person perspective. This allows agents / publishers to cut and paste when they need to promote you or talk about you.
I think this can flesh out your Contact page. So no need to add an additional page and further complicate a beautifully succinct site.
I personally feel a recent photo of yourself on that page is a good idea. This is not comfortable for me either but people like having a face to put to a name.
I hope this was helpful. Best wishes for everything
@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.
Hi, everyone! I’m going to share some updates. After thinking the about the project a little bit more, I decide not to go with the papers flying in between the pilot and the Little Prince. I think I’ve seen that approach done in a lot of posters already. So instead, I thought why not incorporate Antoine de-Saint Exupery’s original illustrations from his book. I really think his simplistic style has its own unique charm and innocence to it. I was planning to fit in his illustrations in the flying papers but now, i’m planning to make them more prominent in my piece.
Here are some of his illustrations.
Anyway, here’s some new sketch. Though, I plan to incorporate Antoine’s illustrations, I wanted to make my own version of his work. While sketching this, I was making this story up in my head that in an alternate reality, after the pilot survived his ordeal in the desert, he held on to the sketches he drew for and of the Little Prince. He went on to write a book about his experience but as he is painting the “book cover”, he questions himself if the Little Prince was ever real. That is why his sketches are strewn all over the painting while he is contemplating if whether he should include the Little Prince. He’s not sure if the boy was just a figment of his imagination due to his delirium in the wilderness but one thing’s for sure, he is forever changed by his encounter. In a way this story mirrors my dilema with this book cover. Lol maybe i’m just sketching my own experience.
Please let me know if you have any critiques or suggestions. I am open to all of your input. I’m still at the planning stage. nothing is set in stone. Thank you so much!
This looks great @saciia_ ! I wonder if making the boy smaller might add a bit more interest. If you want to try that I would suggest thickening the tree beside him to keep the visual balance. It looks great as is though. This style really suits the book. Good work!
Oh this is great! The frist thing I saw when looking at your picture was the glowing Tinker Bell. Maybe soften down her sparkly presence a bit not to make her take over your image? I had to look a bit for Peter too. Maybe you can make him stick out more by not blending him in as much with the rest of the clock?
It looks great! I love your take on Tick-Tock clasping the clock between his jaw. Love the detail you gave his teeth. Can't wait to see how you develop this one further.
Thank you for the comments. Very helpful. Took some of your advice. Got rid of some of the text on the first page, changed the character pose on page one, and changed the whole character for a more modern outfit. I can see the proportion problems I'm having with the character. Going to iron those out in the next pass. I've never been able to draw a character on model well. Been trying for years....but I'm still working on it. All comments and crits welcomed thanks.
@Potterkun I like the change in the Mouse picture, but my first look goes to the wolf (if it is a fox, the muzzle has to be more sharp pointed) I think the mouse could be little bit bigger or at least thicker lines, because the other animals have stronger lines and You see them better.
I like the changes in the dino picturue, but now I am missing the pee (not so strong as before, but little bit? I thozght this is the main point. The boy is looking much better.