@Amanda-Jean i can’t figure out how you would make it graffiti-proof except a dark night sky, then you would have to re-work the dog colors too
It’s so cute I can’t imagine anybody defacing it with graffiti
@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
These are so cool! I love the initial drawings and the colour choices you made for the water in the end. It really feels like you drew all these different feeling aspects and facettes out of the shared subject matter each painting has.
Agreeing with Kevin too, that in some of the final images, especially the busier compositions, the initial clarity faded a little, where the sketches read maybe a little clearer. But then again it's kind of cool that the life creatures blend in with the trash, makes it feel more like they are being overwhelmed and pushed aside by all the waste.
@Jon-Anderson I like your idea and this scene makes me laugh. Regarding your questions: (1) Your concept of spreading color as a metaphor for the added flavor that the octopus is bringing to the chef's cooking is really cool, but I think the hatching detracts from that effect. I feel that focusing on the color gradually turning to b/w or more subdued values at the edges, without the hatching, would communicate your message better; (2) The color palette works for me. I think if you keep to those colors, then add some light and shade values from the light sources in the room, everything may tie together.
Extra note: that silhouette in the door behind the main figures is very mysterious and pulls me away from the important action in the kitchen. Perhaps if you added another silhouette in the other door window, as if they two figures out there were just talking, it would feel less distracting.
@Lee-White I think this is absolutely a learning piece and I will have to redo it to get it to fit. Ironically I am just about to do that with the text for the book dummy too because it's my one rhyming one and apparently rhyming books from beginning authors are like a big joke.
I literally painted myself into a corner with it by doing the background as food that is supposed to look good. Changing almost any of it made it look unappetizing and this is supposed to be the part of the book where he's just so in love with cooking it's like 70's flower fest. I have to admit I just ended up Lisa Franking it for now just to put it on the shelf and be able to face a redo.
@Sliproot that is adorable!!!
The tail of the lightest monster in front drags my eye away. Maybe, darken it a bit as it’s moving out of the light from the magic box.
Edit: sorry. I just saw it was final. I missed the works in progress.
@Braden-Hallett Thanks much--this gives me insight into how you work and I can see more into each of your steps. And alas, many of the things I learn along the way are more in the "foundation of the house would be better 2 feet to the left" than color of the paint. But I am learning and progressing-much do to tips and encouragement here.
Have a great comic-con!
@Susan-Marks Thanks! 'A pleasure to read' is a good thing
Thanks for the feedback! I'll be making changes once I get back from the Calgary comic convention.
This particular snippet of comic is actually a chapter out of my webcomic redone as a fantasy, so I'll just be using this little bit for my portfolio. I won't be continuing it since it's all already finished and posted (400 some odd pages).
I'll be sure to repost these pages once they're inked and coloured
@theprairiefox Well done! and yes indeed some days life is too busy for a challenge-so I go with stick with it until done, even if it takes more than the suggested days.
I've been continuing on-how can I pivot the original challenge to do more work-for-me, i.e. use the paradigm to serve my goals. I try to do this with many of these exercises. So I'm working on another 100 heads, this time, drawing characters in my comic-in-development.
I'm also using some comic references (in addition to photo images)--these are taken from work by Doug Holgate, artist for Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles. I'm using these to find an expression I need to convey the emotion in a panel that I need, and then practicing expressing that in my character's head. And continued work on trying to make my characters look consistent.
Nice idea! I love the dragon in the background and the fact that you keep it subtle, so as to be more of a lurking presence rather than detracting from the focal point, but honestly I didn't even notice it at first. The silhouette of the body may need just a slight bit more contrast to draw the eye there at all?
@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