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 Gary, this is another tremendous piece. Your art is really inspirational to me. I really vascilated about adding a suggestion to your thread or not because you said you were finished, but I decided to write it here with the added note, "please totally disregard if not appropriate!" It seems that your piano lid could benefit from mimicking the curved shape of the piano so that it would close properly. I find it's hard to paint simple versions of technical objects because those familiar with them notice minute details. Thanks, as always, for sharing your process.
I did a quick and dirty composite by taking the watercolor and laying it over the top of my digital version setting the watercolor layer to multiply. I don’t know if it preserved the texture (that’s the part I don’t understand) but it certainly makes it more vibrant.
Thank you all, so much!
It's so refreshing to get an opinion from a more experienced eye. It's interesting how you've felt where I've put more effort and thought. I've drawn the queen first, and she just happened for 2-3 hours.....and I was satisfite from the resolt at the moment.....But when I started drawing him.....I went throught so many variations and he just didn't look right beside her....and I couldn't see why is that.....From your comments @Gary-Wilkinson , @hannahmccaffery and @juliepeelart , it seams that it's not from him - it's from her.
Now I can see that she looks stiff and I'll try to work on her pose. And my main fear was, that I won't be able to sustain a consistent style - as I mentioned, I'm still looking for my thing , so that's why there realy is a difference somehow between them in my atempts and wonders do I want them to be more clean and stilized or more detailed and realistic... About her shape and clothes - I was going for the shape of typical bulgarian amphora or pitcher and the belt is unique and recognizeble for our folklore costumes - here are some of my refs
And to explane some more about the story - the idea is with this story to help the parents with adopted children to start the conversation from very early age about how they became a family. It's a very delicate theme and must be presented to the child gently and with the right messages. Everything in the story is based on symbolics and I've worked with child psychologist for the text. Now I'm starting work wit the Bulgarian Association for adopted and adoptive parents. And there is another mission behind it - to start an advocacy campaign to support adoption and to break the prejudices and outdated thinking about the issue in our society. So it kind-a became a social project and I must be very careful with it and I want to give my best
Thank you again for your support and feedback! It is very helpful!
Hey guys! I am working on a STORYBOARD based on the official Inktober prompts. I created 12 PANELS so far, so I am sharing my progress in an ANIMATICS, kinda. No spoken script but there are sound fx. I am challenging myself to tell the story without words at all.
Poisonous, Tranquil, Roasted, Spell, Chicken, Drooling, Exhausted, Star, Precious, Flowing, Cruel, Whale.
Feedback is appreciated.
You can view it on Facebook and on Youtube, whichever is easier for you
Here are a couple of panels from the video
@jaepereira @Buddy-Skelton Hey you all, thanks for your input, its a lot of help
Thanks @Martha-Sue Wow, Yes! I agree, simplifying the bike so it could be viewed small is a smart idea. I see what you mean about the "S" in Studio now too, I'll mess around with it. Good advice about the tagline 'Small & Crafty'. I had some branding classes in college, but I think I still need to do some more research on branding. Thanks again for your comment
Inktober Day 12 - Whale. Hasta la vista! Didi and Fluffy live to see another day This is panel 12 of a story I created based on the official Inktober prompt list. I will color it after October. Your feedback is appreciated!
"Ormund was quick, though for all of his witty maneuvers through the branches and undergrowth he couldn't hope to evenly match the speed of the woodland creature pursuing them. Little by little it gained traction throughout the chase, until suddenly it broke through Ormund's panicked tunnel vision with a rending swipe at his side. Ormund wasn't truly hurt by the slash- the beast was clumsy despite its undoubted familiarity with the forest land- but Ormund still cringed at the sundering of his precious vest."
@tessaw I figured that my ultimate goal was to draw hands without reference so I guess I rushed into that too soon. But I realize now I should probably start getting the hands drawn correctly before doing that. I’ll be sure to use reference now!
Inktober Day 10 Flowing. Fluffy...or may be I'll name her Dot... is safe and happy with Didi, but whose shadow is that in the background? same character from Day 4
This is panel 10 of a storyboard I'm working on based on the official Inktober prompts.
@chip-valecek we think alike kinda! some did Gollum and the ring! I've never had a dog but I smile at the dogs I like when they're being walked by their owners in the street German Shepherds and Huskies