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.
Oh this is great! The frist thing I saw when looking at your picture was the glowing Tinker Bell. Maybe soften down her sparkly presence a bit not to make her take over your image? I had to look a bit for Peter too. Maybe you can make him stick out more by not blending him in as much with the rest of the clock?
It looks great! I love your take on Tick-Tock clasping the clock between his jaw. Love the detail you gave his teeth. Can't wait to see how you develop this one further.
Thank you for the comments. Very helpful. Took some of your advice. Got rid of some of the text on the first page, changed the character pose on page one, and changed the whole character for a more modern outfit. I can see the proportion problems I'm having with the character. Going to iron those out in the next pass. I've never been able to draw a character on model well. Been trying for years....but I'm still working on it. All comments and crits welcomed thanks.
@Potterkun I like the change in the Mouse picture, but my first look goes to the wolf (if it is a fox, the muzzle has to be more sharp pointed) I think the mouse could be little bit bigger or at least thicker lines, because the other animals have stronger lines and You see them better.
I like the changes in the dino picturue, but now I am missing the pee (not so strong as before, but little bit? I thozght this is the main point. The boy is looking much better.
I’m digging the second cover. Very dramatic and great color scheme. That being said the body postures of the characters seem either unnatural or are lacking something to do. Maybe have Ron in a more shocked pose, Hermione doing something clever, maybe a book in hand, and Harry being the brave one. Really play up their personalities as shown in the book.
While I like the drama of the darks, maybe some highlights of either red or green on some pillars or something to show the structure that they’re in.
@RobinCampbellArt thanks so much for this feedback. Playing around with a few different ideas based on all the feedback I received. I'm using this illustration just as a way to practice some of my fundamentals and so no formal layout. I'll be sure to post my progress!!
@Katrina-Fowler said in 200+ Doodle Creatures:
I've been absent for a while as life and work get farther away from art... So I thought I'd share that I completed Jake Parkers Design 100 somethings challenge. Now I finished 100 a while ago but challenged myself to go to 200. I finally finished! Hooray. If you'd like to see all the doodles then head to my website HERE.
Here are a select few I thought I'd share.
Hi Katrina- I’m responding late and don’t know if you’ll even see this post, but I love your drawinging style...the peacock caterpillar creature is so whimsical. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.
Here is an updated quick sketch of a painting I’ll be doing. Wanting some input on composition. As it stands I will already be changing the floating ship to a 3/4 angle with the nose facing left.
I am currently not very happy with the glass work on the green house or the windmill.
I am going for a steam punk element with the whole structure having been built from salvaged parts and stuff. For reference on who built the home I included a character sketch of the inventor. I’m excited to dive into the details and mechanics.
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A really fun project you've created for yourself. I love your mind map and careful planning for the challenge. The first two illustrations are so nice - really nice composition and the flowers are so whimsical and paired so nicely with the fairies.
Mind mapping is indeed a good technique to discover a fresh approach. Try making a list of words that come to mind when you think of the book. Then make some sketches combining them to come up with new concepts.
@skillydan I like the perspective one too. For some reason, it feels like the road is maybe tilted a little bit? Might be worth double checking that the house and the road meet at a right angle. Great job with the baby shapes!
@StudioLooong Snowy trees would look cool. Maybe the beard could start off as white from the top and then transform into red towards the bottom? Then the dwarfs would still be in a forest that could be spring or summer time? Just a thought.
Re: the title, I wasn't thinking of making it a title-less cover, just that I wondered if others could tell what story it was without the title. I actually never read the original story. I think I read a version for young kids in elementary school, and I didn't actually remember the dwarfs, so much as that Rip was lazy and drinking something that made him fall asleep. So for me (and I may probably be the 1% that thought this way), I couldn't place the story right away. I just thought it was a really cool image.
re: keeping the text minimal, I tend to agree. I love minimal covers with mostly image. And you have plenty of room in the beard area should an art director decide to add your name. OR, it could be added at the bottom of the cover, and the middle bush omitted.