It isn't just the actual measurement of each, it is their visual weight. Visually the cowboy and the sign feel the same weight to me. Enlarging the font of the title and changing it's background color may change the visual weight. Also making the cowboy a bit smaller would help in multiple ways: it would move him away from the edge, give the author and illustrator text more room, and create size variance but still keep him in front of the sign.
I get what you are saying now--I'll play around with it!
@Heather-Boyd is a WIP , I just did to add in another conversation about Spiderverse, i did the spiderwebs are created with magic...but I really like your comments, I think that you are right on. My idea is to add some more designs , but I can put more work in this one... really appreciated your comments!
@Aleksey if you can find the original non-disney dub it's amazing The voice acting in the newer release with Mark Hamill is... in many ways atrocious (same with Porco Rosso). Though I suppose you can watch it in japanese with subs instead.
Either way, awesome movie!
@Jon-Anderson Haha, your comment made me laugh! Thanks for the positive reinforcement, even if there are no stats to back up that perspective , it does sound good. I am feeling under the weather today, maybe I will give it one last effort tomorrow.
@Braden-Hallett I’m not sure yet if I will try something else for this prompt or not. I will give this one more effort and then see how I feel. The problem is that I tend to work slow, and I feel like time is running out pretty quick. I am amazed at the level and amount of work you are able to put out, I’m hoping I will speed up with a little more practice.
@demotlj Thank you for the feedback! I've changed Lucy's face, not only in terms of shadows and cheeks, but also the eyes, which I've decided would look better if they were closed. I think it's a lot better like this now.
Thank you all for the feedback! It helped me understand some notions about shadows, focus of the illustration and illustrating the faces better
@Braden-Hallett You were right! I lowered the intensity of the curtains and bumped up the intensity of the shirt, added a smidge more definition in the fact, and finally adjusted the angle of the stage to make it feel less like he was waiting to go on from a balcony and instead felt more like he was in the wings. Thanks so much for the advice!! I truly appreciate it!!
Excuse the delay, I didn't have internet for a few days.
@theprairiefox so you mean that in pics 1 and 2 the central tree and the tree on the left are fighting for the attention of the viewer?
Thanks for the insight. It's really fascinating that there aren't really any rules when it comes to that stuff. You just experiment, think about the feel and the atmosphere you want out of the image and see how it goes. Nevertheless I got some useful pointers out of all you guys. Thank you very much!
@Braden-Hallett The changes are looking great, I personally think your colour looks great too and think if I was presenting in a portfolio I would put the two in because it shows you can do both well Great job
So I did this in ink. I also made the sepia ink behind it and hated how it looked. So I’m gonna practice more with that later but for now I’m going to just choose values and will create a background digitally. These values might change as I play with it.
So I borrowed the idea from @Squirrelsize and am doing my moment with animals. Being the daddy bear giving away his daughter to another bear is both the fullest my heart has been and also sad at the same time. I was so proud of her and she was so beautiful but I was trying not to cry. So I am going to try and recreate that moment before we opened the doors and walked down the aisle. I would like on composition. I think I may have it but I am open to other suggestions,.. I am also new to Photoshop and am going to try this whole process with it. I will need lots of coaching. Dum DUM da duMmmm, Dummm DUM da DUM...
@Sarahmaeliz For clean lines and clear images, you need to plan out your order of painting. Using masking fluid is the only way to maintain control of some areas while keeping the current wash loose. If you havent seem my "Loosening up in Watercolor" video, go check it out. I show exactly how that process can benefit you.
For skintones, a good mix to use a cadmium yellow and cadmium red mixture. Both are very opaque colors and require very little pigment. Try to get your wash right the first time and avoid constantly layering on top of previous washes.
Hope that helps some! : )
@theprairiefox yeah good point on the background. And yes im planning to make the foreground lighter than the background.
My other idea is sepia ink for the background which would make a softer effect so it would look lighter, and the foreground would be done in black ink.