I’ve been off the forums for a while with life stuff but am still drawing and giggle like a ninny whenever a new episode of the podcast comes in
In the meantime, I’ve been working on an illustration of my cartoon characters running from an explosion. I thought of sharing it here to have a number of third sets of eyes have a look. Anything that needs tweaking or fixing or something looks out of whack?
In case it’s helpful to know, this illustration is simply for posting on my Instagram. I am drawing it in hi-res (in Adobe Fresco) just in case I can use it in other means (like how Jake Parker gives his drawings 3 or so different lives. But for now, it’s simply an illustration to tell a story. I plan on asking my Instagram followers to share their thoughts on what might have caused the explosion (the tiger is a character who always unintentionally causes trouble). I’m planning on drawing and posting a prequel illustration showing the cause at a future date
@Jeremy-Ross , @aprilshin , @Neha-Rawat I enjoyed making both of them in different ways, but I'm more confident in the first being more appropriate to the challenge than the second. The tone of the short story doesn't gel with the second image I drew. It may be more visually interesting, but the short story seems to hinge so much on Bongo's confident fearlessness and wit (bordering on arrogance) that I feel like the second image just doesn't apply... The second image has more of a Jungle Book-vibe that speaks to danger a bit more. I don't ever feel Bongo is in much actual danger in the short story prompt--in fact, it seems he knew what he was doing all along...
Cool, thanks for sharing! Is it actually a WIP(work in progress) though? It looks like it might be finished?
If it's finished, please post it in the contest thread with everyone else's entries and make sure your name and info are somewhere on the actual image. All the images will eventually be put into a slide show format for review, so you want to make sure your info is on the image itself.
Contest thread: http://forum.svslearn.com/topic/6219/august-competion-topic-music/173
@heather-boyd Ooo I love that advice, Heather! I'm wondering if "uncertain" it's a little different than what I'm trying to achieve for her though... I'm wanting the female character to appear carefree and in control, and the gentleman behind her to be more menacing (possibly curious? I'm going back and forth on how I want him to end up at this point).
As this has developed, I'm reminded of the story of Muses. Maybe this gentleman has stumbled upon his muse and he's about to take some furious notes? Maybe he intends to capture her. Thus me going back and forth on him, and his just general "crouching" pose haha
Here's another update! I'm going to double check her twisty legs...
Thank you All, @chrisaakins, @Whitney-Simms, @Art-of-B, @TianLian, @lmrush, @cam-royce, @djlambson
I appreciate your generous response. I've been crazy busy the last week, but I hope to do more art soon! thank you again --- Cheer's
This is a great piece and I love your rendering, as always. I don't know if you are finished with the girl but right now, I had to look at her twice to realize that the harp strings weren't her hair. Will her left arm be behind the harp holding it? That might clarify it. Other than that, amazing work.
I don't know what I'm talking about, I'm not a professional or even a great artist but there are certain things that show hints of Photoshop. The most obvious one is when you can see individual brushstrokes and you recognize the basic round brush.. Maybe the settings have been fiddled with, some texture added, opacity lowered.. But it still doesnt hide that the mark was made by a basic round brush.. Especially when there are 3 parallel strokes like I this detail:
To take it to the next level maybe try experimenting with different brush shapes, or work in more detail with a smaller brush to get rid of the round brush shapes.
Again, take all this with a grain of salt because I probably have no idea what I'm talking about.
@TessaW I agree with the mushiness and I think I am okay with it. In the immortal words of @Jake-Parker I just need to finish it. I will not make it perfect. That being said, I am very pleased with the seated arrangement I put in the finished work. I am posting it tonight. Feel free to go and take a look.
Thanks to all who gave me input! I really learned a ton going through this process. You made this more of a team effort and I am encouraged to keep on going. Maybe actually finish writing the second book and maybe even make it a graphic novel.