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.
@davidhohn That sounds very reasonable and definitely something I'm going to look into, I'm from a small town in Wales, UK so hopefully there will be a print service bureau close by, but I can definitely get in touch with some colleges/schools/photographers to pick their brains. I've heard of the Spyder Pro so that's another option I suppose.
Thank you so much for your help
Hey @mikecañas I think you did a great job of getting a sense of personality in the characters and each of them really comes through. Nice work!
I would agree with @Kristin-Wauson about values. I think it might help to spend some time messing around with big value shapes. What I mean by that is are there ways you can group things into bigger value clumps?
I feel like what's happening right now is that you have a really great sense of detail and the small things like the character's expressions and conveying their personality through their pose, props, etc. working, but the big picture is kind of falling apart because the big shapes aren't leading the eye.
I don't know if that totally makes sense, it's hard to convey just writing, but to me that's where you would get the biggest gains in making this a stronger picture.
Thanks very much
I haven't found too many other resources on composition. The SVS class is pretty comprehensive. Use that checklist that's int he downloads and make sure (MAKE SURE) to friggin' thumbnail.
@demotlj Nice work! I don't have any specific critiques, but one idea would be to try doing the same painting again, and see what you might do differently, since it's watercolor and you can't change anything on THIS painting, you could do a second version and compare the two. Anyway, nice work, and I just thought I'd share that idea for a take on "Slowvember".
@amelia-bothe Yeah! This looks really cool. Just to echo what some others said, it might be interesting to think about how this creature lives and moves in the world. Does the tail have a purpose? What's a cougar's tail for vs. an Owl's tail? I know that takes it to a more abstract layer, but it might help give you ideas about how to design the creature so that things make more sense.
It looks awesome so far though!
It's been a busy week, but I haven't been able to paint/draw up until today and even now, not so much time and attention could go into this, but I made some progress so I thought I'd share that with you all.
A few rounds of sketching to start figuring out what I want with the structure of things...
Speaking of inking, if anyone is in the Boston area from now until Jan, stop at the Museum of Fine Arts and check out their Winnie the Pooh exhibit. Once you crawl over all the kids looking at the toy related exhibits you can look at tons of E.H, Shepherd’s illustrations and sketches with explanations about his process. It’s a really great exhibit and part of what inspired me to try my hand at more ink work.
It's been a while since I have posted around here, in fact it's been a while since I even finished a full piece of artwork if I exclude all the little drawings I did for Inktober! I think since the last time I posted I even attended my first Con in Artist Alley and while it didn't go how my wife was wanting it to go, I thought it went GREAT! And I'm actually attending Eucon in 4 days to do it again!
With that said, one of the things I decided I would do is Disney themed pictures. I always thought I wouldn't want to do Fan Art or anything but after our first con I think I am swayed a little bit to do some. Now I don't plan to replace my whole art inventory with fan art/a bunch of well known IP pieces, I still will have the majority of my table be my own original work.
Also, I love doing my own stickers! One of my most memorable moments from the convention was when a couple of little girls were walking by with their parents and they were definitely crying, my wife and I got their attention and offered them some free stickers of their choosing and it put smiles right on their faces. It was great! So I figured I would always want to have something small that I wouldn't lose a lot of cost on for things like that.
Anywho! To my next work in progress! I am really excited to be working on this to be honest, it's Beauty and the Beast. I have been mostly working on beast today with some face sketches trying to figure out hands as well, the main portion of him that will be showing will be from his waist to his head, and Beauty will be standing near his waste line, I am planning to make her kind of a sorcerous, he will have a blue cape draped over his back and tattered at the bottom and she will hopefully have a nice wavey yellow dress of sorts. Anyway, this here is some rough sketches and I will be posting the rest of the WIP here in this thread, hoping to have the piece done Friday or earlier in time for Eucon.