Little background on this one, my oldest son gets his licences next week and that is him in the side mirror. Teen drivers are the worst LOL.
Continue of step 5 of the local color and tweaked suggestion from @Jason-Bowen:
Step 6 - color the ink darker then the rest of the local color:
Step 7 - add texture paper on top and set it to multiple.
Onto the shadows and highlights, one of my favorite steps.
Feeling kind of ehhhhh about my illustrations lately. Pencil sketches are fun for me and relaxing most of the time. Illustration is hard. Trying to keep my chin up but getting really discouraged. I know it’s that artist brain. We probably all feel it. Anyway, here’s a recent sketch.
Thanks everyone! B seems to be the clear winner. I suppose the white outline worked well with my inktobers because it was just the character and not a full illustration. @TessaW and @Adrian-K here is a version with just the splatters.
I've just finished this Logan painting, it turned out better than I expected so I'm really happy with the result. I hope to post more stuff really soon, it's my first time actually sharing it.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
P.S.: I don't know how to add that CC license code to this post, so if anyone has a tip on it, I'll be all ears.
Remastering a childhood character I always used to draw on my tests and homework in school. I keep going back to sketching him because I feel like it's where my style began. I've never really seen anything like this and feel like it is a unique character design with his large 5 gallon hat casting a shadow over his entire face. Making it mysterious in some way. Thinking about continuing the Squire Hill Shinery comic strip legacy. Meet Fat Papa, the Notorious Squire Hill bootlegger!
@tessaw wow that is amazing. The new pic flows a lot better and is more pleasing to look at lol. I appreciate this feed back. I will try my best to incorporate this into future illustrations. Composition, focal points and proper highlights and shading using darker tones
@pagurcia You have some fun details that I enjoyed, like the floppy socks! I liked the warm lighting in the room and the coolness of the closest. You nailed a worried look for the monster. One thought I had was to add an image to the TV, so we know what the boy is watching that is so exciting to him.
@tessaw I think the dad is necessary for the composition. While the picture of just the kids does leave a lot to the imagination, I think the dad aspect is really cool. First of all its a dad and not a mom. That's a nice break from stereotypes. Second of all, with just the kids it makes the viewer not sure what the kids are looking at. You cannot quite tell if they are caught, which is the image you are communicating, or if there is some bigger prize which just appeared and they are considering going for it (Which is where my weird brain goes when I see the eyes without the context of dad). Finally, I like the spatula pose with A. It's exaggerated, but I think that subtlety is often lost when a person just glances at the work. You usually only get one chance to lure the viewer in and you need to make it as interesting as possible. That's just my two cents. I have really enjoyed watching you through this process and absolutely love this illustration.
Ok, here's the next chapter! This was the first one that I absolutely had to fix on the computer. After I scanned it, I took the original and I tried doing a "lift" after looking it up online and I accidentally ripped off Rooty's (the giant's) face, so the original is in the garbage. Teju, your advice was really helpful. I used the heal tool and a few other things to fix Rooty's face and fix some of the levels on the other stuff.
I like one and four. One, because of the great exasperated expression on her face and, four, because of the perspective and design. If you could put the emotion from one into four that would be perfect.
I didn't get to post my WIPs while I worked on my hidden piece but here is my final.
After a busy weekend, I wanted to unwind this evening with a little guy that popped out of my head. I love doing these little creature pieces. They are quick and lots of fun to see what comes out of it.