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
@kat I agree that adding a shadow in the eyes and mouth to show that there is a back side of the pumpkin is a good step. Since you want to convey that a light source is in there you won't have to do anything really dark but some type of gradient would help it look finished. Good piece!
Original painting done in 2012 and the redo in 2017.![1_1507837465282_22008205_1702583279751954_9018848225338886967_n.jpg](Uploading 100%) ![0_1507837465274_21768282_1702583316418617_3824049071890354496_n.jpg](Uploading 100%)
@quinnkimberly If it's just based off of the movie, it might work then. Now that I think of it, I don't think Pennywise even took a clown form in the parallel book scene, so it might be a moot point. If it's for an audience who's seen the movie, it might be clear enough.
Hi russ I dont really like to give critque but i really like this piece(nice idea) The white highlights seem a bit fuzzy and could be brighter and sharper it maybe needs more contrast or more differences in values.I know everyone wants something different and this is just my opinion.
I think it's really well done, and like Eli said, you get a strong sense of who the character is. The only critique I have is that I kind of want to see the eyebrow on our left defined a bit more. It's getting lost a bit in the shadow. I think it's fine to have things get lost in the shadows sometimes, but for this particular case, I'm finding I want to see the eyebrow stand out a bit more.
Hi all! Sorry I'm in and out so much but the full-time job + misc freelance can really swallow me whole sometimes. Here's a quick illustration I did for the new studio though. This one has some pretty personal metaphors buried in it which I don't usually tend toward in stuff I show to the public, but I'm multi-tasking these days.
I'm stoked to see what SVS does with that space!