@Lee-White I have the format vertical because of the extreme view angle and the "outer space" factor. Design wise I thought that would enhance those things. I will do more thumbnails this evening and play around with that. This is the second time I've tried to do a narrative flow. The first time I made a picture book dummy and it was way easier because I had so many pages to tell the story. Trying to tell a story that spans a lifetime plus a future event in 3 panels is DIFFICULT. lol. My thumbnails were getting way too busy (i thought) so I went the other extreme, too simple.
I picked a tough subject, but a good subject. If I can pull this off, I will be very happy.
Thank you for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated.
@demotlj Will do and back atcha, it's definitely tricky to figure it out exactly as you'd like. Thank you so much!
@Chip-Valecek Thank you so much! Yeah, maybe next time i do magic lines, I'l go super glow! Thanks!
Fairy 39/100. My agent mentioned they like the stronger colour palette I have been experimenting with in another project so the fairies are going to have stronger colours and we will see how they turn out.
A golden fairy ready for autumn in search of fun! Here is the pencil sketch too.
@arent-draper you can send them to the 3 point perspective episode on building a strong portfolio. The list is written out in the show notes and there's a lot of other great advice for them there.
@RJWoodworth Thanks! I think what inspired it was a mix between liking the creature design itself (Murloc from World of Warcraft) and just thinking of cereal. Mrrgl is kind of like some of the sounds they make, and I was just sitting at work thinking about a Murloc cereal, in my head Mrrgl-O's sounded really cool. I think just kind of telling myself I wanted to come up with some logo designs for practice helped push my mind towards this.
@IgorWoznicki Ahhhh now I see what you are going for. With this in mind I think you did a great job accomplishing what you set out to do! I know the feeling of seeing your own piece next to one you idolize, it’s tough. Your piece has such a nice feel though, I would be proud of it if it were mine.
No worries about not taking the advice, it’s not personal at all, I just didn’t see your vision initially. Now that I see it, I can see why my advice did not apply.
As for The Dam Keeper, I didn’t even know it was a graphic novel! I thought it was animation only. I’m going to look for it now, thank you!
Thank you everyone. I thought about this piece over and over again and since I don't like scary stuff, I'm not liking this piece too much. The ghosts are a little scarier to my liking. I think I need to find a balance between my first and second versions
@jakecrowe I love your idea of making some of the animals look back! I think that'll help emphasise the overall mood. Thank you for the suggestion!
I understand what you mean by sizing the animals to make it more dynamic. But I'm really struggling with how to do that without it eating up on the "quietness" of the empty night sky.
@MichaelaH Thank you for your suggestion. Yes a cool blue glow from the moon would work just right!
@DOTTYP thank you! (psst... yes they managed to escape :))