Today, I began designing characters for a picture book. My thought process was that rounder and softer shapes would be more suitable for a picture book. I would greatly appreciate any advice about the character design, or how to make characters seem like they come from the same universe (which is quite specific indeed...). I hope that your days are as enjoyable as when you are drawing!
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?
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@djlambson thanks! With hindsight I probably should’ve put Ellie in the right hand corner beside the light and had the fairy more on the left (the lighting doesn’t work now), it’s all good learning experience though
@kimmypie Interesting anecdote I just realized that I previously hadn't thought of before. On my home computer and iPad, that image is not too dark. But it definitely looks too dark on my work computer monitor. So that is something I personally need to account for because we all may be seeing it a bit differently than we think
I was sketching something the other day and kinda thought it was something that could be used as a draw 50 things piece so I went ahead and treated it like a draw 50 things just trying to get everything into the scene. Think it turned out pretty fun
I just realised I started a new thread to post my updated rough sketch based on Gary and Coley's feedback when I should've posted it here! Apparently I don't know how to forum.
I would love any feedback you might have on this updated rough!
I like it! I like the idea, the figure's posture, and all the slightly wacky trapezoids. I have two thoughts for improvement. One is that there is an awful lot of empty space on the sides (especially on the left), so perhaps the girl and her materials could be a little bigger and/or you could lower the string of photos on the ceiling a bit. The other is that the camera might be pointed at her a little more accurately. Maybe she doesn't expect the fairy to appear exactly where she is, but somehow I think it would serve comprehension better that way, or at least it should be clear that it's not a mistake. Look forward to seeing this progress!
Hi guys! This is my second Inktober. I took part for the first time last year and managed to complete all the 31 prompts!
I am working with the official prompt list this year, but with a running theme focused on fantasy and magical creatures. So, by the end of Inktober, I will have 31 new characters! Next year, I would like to do the official prompt list and create my own list as well!
I took the whole of September to get the ideas in place. All my characters have been penciled out already.
Last year, I did Inktober to get some of my ideas fleshed out, for a book I'm writing. The book is something of a personal project/ hobby that I do from time to time when I feel like escaping reality, and just want to unwind. Inktober helps me practise and improve on my conceptualisation and line work. I also have been working with different materials and mediums now, to get more experience in that sense.
I will colour in these characters for Slowvember and create a collage of all 31 characters together.
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