New ninja book in the works. I have been hoping to make a whole series of books based on the principles of Bushido, a Samurai set of beliefs based on respect and honour. This ninja personifies compassion. The most compassionate person I know is my wife and so I wish to reflect her amazing personality into this ninja. What do you guys think so far? #characterdesign #childrensbooks #bushidocode!charactersheet.png
@lpetiti I had this same experience! "Required" sketching for a grade is definitely a bad idea. I think schools would serve students much better to focus on sketchbook prompts, ideas for things to draw, and strategies to help you grow as an artist. @Abellebeingart one thing I've been doing recently is picking 1 thing to draw per page in my sketchbook. So for example, I filled an entire page of my sketchbook with mushrooms, another with tea cups and pots, and another with bicycles. I try not to worry about how they look. I'm just learning the basic forms, and trying to be creative with my designs. It's surprising how much fun it is, and also how relaxing! I only have about 45 minutes to draw each day, and it typically took my 2 drawing sessions to fill one page of my 9x11 sketchbook, but it's not so much the number of pages filled that counts. It's daily drawing practice.
@ksfabian Still trying to coordinate as a “seeker” through SCBWI, and I have yet to get integrated, however I’m anticipating good things: growth, learning, hopefully good friendships, support and I’ve heard possible gigs and connections in the business. At the very least, a way to shake things up, be inspired, and get better!!
@ArtistErin Hi Erin, you will find it to be virtually impossible to get accurate or exact match color across digital platforms. And social media companies like IG and FB employ compression to images that are uploaded to their servers. Sometimes it changes the image slightly, sometimes more noticeably.
If you plan to make prints of these images, your best bet is to get your working monitor as close to color correct as you can. If you are only going digital, a color correct monitor will still help, but you are at the mercy of the compression algorithms. Fortunately, IG does have some editing tools to help with uploads, but it probably still won't be exactly what you see on your Cintiq.
I hope you like the line art so far. What do you guys think of the city scape? I am going to be adding the broken glass very soon, I just wanted you're guys input 🙂 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP SO FAR!ninja.jpg