Today I tried something a little different for me, after seeing a delightful book in my local library called "I am the Seed that Grew the Tree", illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon. (Honestly, anyone with the last name Gannon... Ganon... has to be rad).
I was absolutely enthralled by her use of colour and texture, so had a bash at something myself on the iPad. The poem is also from that book... I hope this isn't considered plagiarism
But I rather like how it turned out anyway!
And I'm thinking to myself... is this use of texture and shape overdone in the world of illustration? Or should I continue to explore it? What do you think?
@Chip-Valecek that looks like a Ray Harryhausen style dog.
If you’re still after critical feedback I wondered what would happen if the blue of the saliva was toned back so it was less saturated. Would it make the flame on the tail look brighter? Would the saliva still look wet? Is this the effect you want?
Or is the saliva glowing and giving off its own light? If it is how would this bounce off the mouth and teeth.
Cool pick Chip. Love the concept and the cold blue flame and the glowing eyes. Now I have to try and sleep
@jon-anderson I like that attitude! But also that’s a grand idea,one I may also use next year. Over all I feel like I did grow as an artist, I became more decisive with my pen andbrush strokes. So even if I’m not thrilled with a few of these I canat least take that with me. Next year I may also bring computed ink in, or use brushes and washes. Time will tell. Thanks so much for following my progress and chiming in here.
And Day 31....
I'm really pleased with what I was able to do this month. I created art every single day, I became a lot more comfortable with dip pens and various nibs, I did my first ever ink washes and I illustrated characters that up until now were just in my head. I'm going to keep on working in ink moving forward. I intend for it to be my primary medium.
Great job to everyone who took part in Inktober this year!
This is digital version of my Halloween drawing. I was learning to paint like Will Terry, after watching 'Choosing Colors for Storytelling'... it's not as easy as it looks, when you watch a video tho
@jbrannan hey, thanks for input however i went quite far now and would prefer to make smaller changes, if possible
so if what i done below doesn't work (still a draft), perhaps i could put a sign on the right bottom, which will be pointing left and saying 'cat scare point' or smith like that. What do you think?
HI everyone I just want to say that I quit Inktober this year, because I chanched my priorities back I am sure that i am able to finish inktober, but i dont put too much effort in it as you can tell from my last few inktober images.. I will draw every day either so no change by this But good luck to you with the rest of inktober!!