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.
Hi, recently I went back to one of my older illustrations that I did for a monthly challenge prompt "Hidden" back a while ago. Since it was Inktober, I redid my piece and inked the foreground. Although it not a piece for Inktober as it has digital painting involved, I feel its much better now compared to my original submission.
Crits and comments welcome.
Color studies! Below I have posted three basic schemes at the top with white backgrounds, and then variations on each labelled 1, 2 or 3 plus a letter. Because I had one left over and have little time, I'm posting a final choice below as a separate .jpeg. Its number is 3f. Pardon the sloppiness of the layout but knowing my working time was coming to an end for the day, I wanted to get this in today for some feedback. Your feedback is valuable to me!
BTW, I checked all of these in B & W, but I admit I have a weakness for similar values of red and green vibrating off one another, so I left some pretty close. Is that a deal breaker? What do you guys think?
Looking forward to getting your opinions! Knowing I have way too many choices, I tried to make it as easy as possible to compare. Thank you so much!
I worked up a few changes. I added the ice cream drips to the ground and to the little girl’s face. Also changed a couple of irksome things about the truck tires. I think it tells the stolen ice cream story better now. Thanks for the help.
To add an image when making a post or replying to a comment click the last icon in the row (the one with an arrow lifting off the black bar) then choose your file.
To submit your image to the contest go to the "OCTOBER COMPETITION TOPIC: MISUNDERSTOOD MONSTER" thread and post your image there. You may have to reduce the size for it to be uploaded.
Trust me, I know the feeling. I am “newer” to illustration....we to the extent I am doing so now. I have found it helpful to workout as much as I can in advance. On projects with complex lighting scenerios, I try to work out the shadows in the 2nd or 3rd pass on my presketch. It saves me the headache of when color starts to confuse me. Ha I have done the same...acquiesce to simpler light source.
@gary-wilkinson i agree. I guess it all depends on me if i should scrap this piece or not. I really enjoyed working on it but i always felt something was wrong but not to the point that i hate it though. That’s why i’ve decided to not use this for the month’s contest. It just doesn’t work for the Misunderstoon Monster prompt but I won’t scrap it as well. I like it. I like the color choices i made and it’s a great bench mark for my current skill level. I’ll work on it some more so that i can post it on scoial media. I really don’t want let it go to waste. Thanks for your input, Gary! I believe they help me become a better artist.
Thank you for all of your votes for the color choices. I really liked the blue and purple one, but it doesn't fit this scene and I think you are all right with the choice of 1.
@demotlj I see what you mean about the objects, but I feel the painting needs something in the foreground to help frame it. I've changed the design of the rattle to give a bit of variation and to perhaps help show a bit of movement.
Still a lot of work left to do, but gradually working through it. Here it is at the moment: