@BichonBistro Oh no, I was really hoping for your sake that she was moving on. I’m not even sure what to say. Regardless of how you choose to approach this, deadlines and boundaries need to be communicated. The truth is, that this can get a whole lot worse and become even more time consuming than it has already. Of course it can go the other way as well - you may be able to finalize the design, convert to vector, and send it to print and embroidery with little issue. It just doesn’t seem realistic. Know your limits and communicate them as thoroughly as possible. I would suggest staying out of the printing and embroidery process if you get to that point - do not get roped into sending the files directly to print /embroidery companies or providing prepared files, because you will become the problem solver and point of contact. Honestly, if you have not told her that you would convert it to vector, than I would avoid that as well. Print and embroidery companies have prepress departments, let them convert it. She is lucky to be getting this much of your time for free.
@MichaelaH Thank you! I will work on it when I'm feeling better. I caught something and have just been sleeping it off. I'm not worried about the contest, because I wanted to paint this for my roommate who's a huge Godzilla nerd. XD He can list off everyone Godzilla has battled!
@ShannonBiondi Thank you Shannon! I'm so glad the story comes across Also i'm glad you like the colours! Usually that's something I am not so fond of in my work but this time I was secrelty quite proud - still yet to see the printed version but hoping it came across as vivid on paper!
@TessaW Thanks for the help! You're absolutely right , that would have worked really well Also would have got around the slightly dodgy leg positioning - great idea!
Wow it can be really hard to face a situation like you find yourself in, but it looks like you have a great plan in place! Everyone's given excellent advice already, so I'll just add my own experience.
I'd love to be able to quit my part-time writing job and have more time for freelance art, including writing/illustrating my own stories, so here's a bit of a chuckle to maybe brighten your day: each week when I haven't been fired, I'm happy because that's money coming in and the job is actually pretty decent. Each week when it looks probable that my publication will go out of business and fire me, I'm happy because if I get fired I can DO MORE ART! haha So I love the attitude and determination you're bringing to the situation. A bright side to everything. I wish you the best of luck in making these big decisions on direction, and a smooth path forward these next 6 months or so!
@Laura-Brown wow. Very interesting observation on the footprints. Thank you for sharing.
"Finding my style" used to be a big frustration for me, and I think Lee's class really changed my perspective, and reduced a lot of pain. I still worry about not having a consistant portfolio yet, and worry about how to present myself to portienal clients, etc. But at least, the process of exploring a new approch to image-making has just been fun and exciting after Lee's class. :-).
Have fun with your writing project, and looking forward to see your piece.
...and so the month of cat drawings is complete for me! 30 cats done and now I'll take some time to ponder what I've learned this time around and what has changed since I did this last year.
Also a shout-out to @Sophie-Lawson for going all the way with this challenge too!
This is a super fun idea! Love the details, especially the penguin just waiting to surprise us as we look around the room. The monster kinda reminds me of a "Pokemon evolved" version of the McDonald's fry kids. I've never thought of monsters under the bed as "landlords" haha what a great concept!
@theprairiefox i rather enjoy doing watercolor. I’ve never tried it before so it was fun to get outside my comfort zone
Im gonna add a section for “personal projects “ where im gonna do like a blog format for my process for different things like art challenges and my webcomic.
@Heather-Boyd I love the boxy style. I had a couple minor things that might improve it.
The line on the snout look like shadows from the nostrils. Unfortunately, the light source is from the other direction... so they shouldn't be there. (Was just bugging me.)
The tail feels like something is wrong with it. I think that you tried to have it coming to his side. But it kind of looks like the perspective is off. I think I would recommend straightening it out or make it loop around more?
I absolutely love the face and expression. Definitely do more in this style!
I decided I wouldn't have time to do this one digitally, but I have been enjoying drawing and inking pictures this month so I went that route. I decided my monster would be the Terrorcorn after doing some rough sketches and felt like a horse monster would be cool. You will see below but here are my Sketches as well.
And finally! The Terrorcorn!