Fun! It reads clearly to me (I think). Godzilla tromping through the snow to go destroy the city? I'd suggest sketching out a few different options for both the pose and the overall shape of the smoke. I think these two elements have a lot of potential to affect the impact of the piece, and it's worth trying out a few options to fine tune things.
Great job, and a fun interpretation of the prompt.
@demotlj said in December contest WIP as is tradition. Feedback always appreciated :
I don't know why you always say that you have difficulty with color because I think you do a great job with it!
It's still a roll of the dice or the flip of a coin whether my colours will work out or not. I need better odds than that
Overlaid some color, and slapped the text back on. Going to submit even though Im not 100% happy with it. Would still be nice to possibly get some feedback on at least the composition, feel, etc. I actually think the monotone adds to the sadness a bit.
@Debra-Garcia Head on over to stutteringiscool.com. I'm planning more comics in 2020! That paragraph and mountain edge got on my nerves I even tried to reword everything in order to give it more more space but no dice. In the end, I decided to live with the "design tension" due to the self-imposed time constraint (the design was in many pieces in the Photoshop file). I'm thinking for future covers, I can design parts that are more independent with each other.
@xin-li You're right. Things are too orderly and give the impression of calmness. I hadn't realized that.
Hey everyone, can I ask a favor?
In the last few months I've been working on my iPad in a way that's just totally different than my desktop tablet. The drawing tools just end up being more rough and stylized versus more painterly which I've been doing the kind of work above. So instead of trying to make them match, I've tried to embrace the difference and just make that totally different style of art.
Over Christmas break I had been doing a lot of different pieces and one of them I thought I might do this same prompt with the same subject matter/characters but see what the results would be. What I'm trying to do is get better at communicating the scene and what's going on.
So I was hoping to get some feedback on how I'm communicating the subject matter. Does this more clearly communicate what's going on? Or did the first one do a better job of that?
@Coreyartus I confess I bought the whole thing from Grutbrushes. It's a paper surfaces pack, and yes, you sandwich your artwork between texture layers. Then depending on how it looks and how you want it to look, you can adjust the effects. I don't always use textured paper, and I have made my own as well, but in this case I really wanted something that looked like watercolor paper because I wanted to limit the paint to a few simple layers. As you insightfully pointed out, a simple drawing with large areas of flat color often begs for a little textural warmth!
Hey! I'm also a beginner. I think this piece is fairly interesting already! I like the colour palette you've chosen and there's a lot of visual interest in the character's pose.
I think you would benefit from brushing up on gesture drawing and anatomy. The bent knee looks a bit off and so does the higher arm...
I also think you could make this composition more interesting by making the character a bit smaller and moving her up and to the right. That would give the suggestion that she has much farther to fall by putting more space between her and the edge of the view she's falling toward.
Hope that helps!
This is an illustration which is an evolution of the little tiger and friends characters from almost a couple of years ago. I'm digitalizing all the illustrations with colour and making the characters even cuter for some board book portfolio pieces.
This is elephant, I like how she is however the values of the jungle difficult to read, what do you think? Please critique, it would be great to hear your opinion. Thanks. Jude.