I decided to go with D, and I just launched into it. I'm hoping folks can tell me if things are pulling focus and interest. I"m worried there's too much texture in the tree, perhaps, and I need to do something a bit more substantial to the path he's standing on...
@aprilshin I decided to change the boy's facial expression a bit, and have him looking upward with a "sorta" grin... I think that was stronger than the "I'm lonely" vibe I think I was going for... Does that make things a bit clearer? Or at least less complicated?
@Georgios-Christopoulos I think it works as an image ok if the client liked it, but the printed quality depends on the quality and resolution of the photo you took and the resolution and lack of artifacts of the final product after you cropped, edited and saved it. To check this, you should verify in the editing program the dimension in pixels and what phisical size a 300 dpi print would be, also look at it on screen at 100% to notice artifacts. Or, of course, you can just make a print at a size you think right and see how it comes out
I’m thinking about joining the contest this month and started this sketch of a little panda. If you think of any advice to share, I’d be very happy to learn from you. I’m hoping that the sketch follows the prompt well and that the little guy is unique enough to be interesting. All thoughts welcome.
I'd like some feedback on the art I finished! I am mostly trying to add some graphics by using PhotoADKing- an online graphic design tool to make it more attractive and anatomy issues but please let me know if you see anything else!
Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far. Here is a piece of fan art I did. Been practicing portraits and thought it would be fun to practice on a well known series. I’m open for commissions as well. Portraits or fan art. You can see more of my work on my IG drawingitout
@Asyas_illos yes, the image has more depth, and your seagulls are so cute! (The reason they got blurry is because of how Procreate works. You can move elements around but once you change their size in any way, they get blurry. When I'm working in Procreate, I either make all the changes to the composition at the rough sketch phase, which doesn't matter if it gets blurry cuz it's going to be drawn over anyway, or export it as a PSD and make changes to more finished elements in Photoshop, which allows you to resize without losing clarity, then if there's still more work to do I export it back to Procreate and keep working. LONG explanation! Anyway, that's the way I get around the blurriness issue.)
Adjusting the water did help, but it's still drawing the eye more than it should. It feels like it's trying to be a character but it's a background element. It's the only cool blue in your composition--all your other blues are warm blues. Even though aqua is your favorite color, does it belong in this particular illustration?
Water reflects the colors of whatever's around it -- your lovely sky is so soft, almost periwinkle and the water would reflect that in real life. Here are some examples:
Why not try coloring the water again on a separate layer? That way it's easy to delete if you don't like the change.
Really loving this piece, Asya! Love how you rendered the sand with all those painterly strokes and subtle hues. And there's definitely some Beekle inspiration in the clouds, which are great! Looking forward to seeing it all done.
@Larue I'm glad you enjoyed the Book Breakdown! And I totally agree! Most readers won't ever dissect a book at the level we did last Thursday -- and they don't need to! But as picture book creators, spending the time to see they "why" and "how" a book works (or doesn't) is so worth it!