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?
@aprilshin What wonderful guidance, thank you so much! I will absolutely sketch up some ideas to see how I could've added more story. This one has to get sent out soon but I'll certainly keep your advice in mind moving forward and looking backwards. Thank again, this is fantastic input.
@Georgios-Christopoulos Thanks! I really liked liked how he turned out but I will not be holding my breath for top 16 let alone a finalist spot lol. To many great entries as usual (yours included). Edward and Ron are awesome. I missed seeing your art.
Meet Liam and Lancelot that will join me this inktober! I am not going to be able to join the September contest this time but I will still be doing inktober. It will be my first time trying out the challenge and I hope I can complete it. Great fun seeing everyones inktober charcters for the contest!
Just saying, KidLit411 is an amazing resource. You don't need to be a member or pay for anything, and it's a good way to find critique partners (illustrators and/or writers). You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
I thought it might be fun to create a character who was writing the alphabet prompts that I am planning on doing.
Besides, I like mice and a lot of my followers like them too. Gotta keep the fans happy, right?
@phoenix-yip Hi and nice to see you post for feedback again. First thing that came to my mind was line weight -I feel it's all reasonably the same which distracts me as I am looking everywhere, however the no line on the lights help bring some focus but do you want us to focus there (the change of no line and the red colour draws me there first). I agree with @Valerie-Light on the dull but red red lighting it's pretty intense and takes you away from the people and bustling. And there's a tangent with the dude whose buying something; his jacket is touching the man's coat whose walking away from us. lols aaa tangents.
Anyways always cool seeing your work and progression. 🙂
So, she is an older lady and a space explorer. She is a woman who has many interests and a relentless curiosity drives her. She has pockets full of weird crystals and space mushrooms and chrysalises from which she doesn’t know what will hatch out. She always has a hammer, a magnifying glass and empty jars to hand.
Is her hair okay? I mean, she doesn’t care, but I would quite like to know if it overwhelms the rest of the image! Also, does her visor read as a visor?
This the big hairy giant that terrorises the main character (unknowingly) in the children's book I am almost finished illustrating. It is watercolour on paper, with a bit of colour pencil. The quality of the photograph doesn't really do the image justice, but it hasn't been scanned yet so this is the best copy I have. It's a bit brighter in real life.