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?
I think I’m calling it. Family coming into town for the weekend tomorrow. If I have time, I’d like to work on another idea.
Far from perfect, but it was fun and a growing experience. Going to just post it here right now in case I or anyone else sees something big I need to fix.
@davido Your comment about trying to work seamlessly between digital and analog is a point well taken. You’ve actually made me think how these apps can help with developing compositions and actually trying new techniques and looks to traditional artwork. The benefit of digital I think is that it gives the flexibility of trying new things that would be too time consuming or expensive to try in traditional media.
I have tried a lot of art apps for the ipad. The ones that I think are closer to traditional media are ArtRage, Artset Pro, Adobe Fresco. I haven’t tried Rebelle but I checked it out after you mentioned it. Looks promising.
I love your style! Personally my absolute favourite is Fishing Robot (both the subject and how well you pulled it off), and four others I think are top are... Girl and Tree, Space Slime, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Lovebirds. I think they're pretty varied, though I think it might be important to include some spot illustrations as well. I also really like the Monster Bake Off in that it is quite different!
Since my fairytale character made it in the final 16 in March, I thought I would let him get another go at it. Here is what I have so far. It’s done for the most part unless you see something egregious. What do you think?
I put a lot of work into this painting a few years ago. The sketches were made by hand and then I painted in photoshop.
Later I made a version in oil. It holds a special place in my heart, it was my first complete illustration when I started studying at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. I was able to learn from a very ambitious and talented mentor
@xin-li I've been doing more digital/traditional combo of late. I do try and work digitally as much as possible but some effects are so much better achieved traditionally. At the end of the day, work as fast as you can, make art directors look good, and be agile. Depending on the situation, traditional can be much faster than digital. I like the sample you posted. It's exactly how I like to work.
The earthy color palette is so nice, this van really looks lived in!
I really like the painterly brush strokes. I wonder if the shadow could be done like this too? Under the van it’s sharp edges and computer made gradient, but everything else has so much nice texture.
Makes me want to take a road trip!
Great points @Melissa-Bailey-0! Another reason this forum is a gold mine! Sometimes others see what the artist does not.
One time, I drew a boy sitting at a table and incidentally drew the table leg directly under the boy. I completely missed it, but thankfully it was brought to my attention!