@Rebecca-Jensen I anticipate RSS feeds will indeed become popular again. They are much more advanced now than they used to be. With some additional tools, I think you can curate your own social media feeds, too, not just get website updates.
@carlianne This is great feed back and a wonderful tip on how to get the lines just right. I struggled with the same thing in my drawing but couldn't figure out how to correct it. Thanks for the clear explanation.
@ambria Awesome start on tackling perspective. Hope you kept at it over the last couples months (as I am now just getting into the forums).
Hey guys! I wanted to share some more of my MerMay artwork. Feel free to drop yours below in the comments below! Hope you guys like:)
I'd also be down for following some more artists so also feel free to leave your IG handles too!
Mine is @chrisconnorartist.
These were prompted from the list provided by the official website.
Here you have
Day 4: Star Wars
Day 6: Sunday
Day 7: Provocative
Day 11: Frustration
@Casual-T Thanks a lot!` Appreciate the opinion! @Jacy13 Thanks a lot Jacy! @Kevin-Longueil Thanks Kevin!Oh I see! I ll check the post about the contest!
@Melissa-Bailey-0 Thanks a lot Melissa! Noted!!!
I think it looks really nice though there are three elements that are about the same size and all are craving for attention making the eyes jump all over the place and not knowing where to focus on.
I'm guessing the blue mushroom on the front is your focal point so the character next to it could be a bit smaller (since it's about the same size) and/or less bright so it doesn't compete with the mushroom's light (something like the smaller blue character on the far right would work better on him). Or you could make the yellow character be the main focus so removing some of the brightness on the blue mushroom would make him stand out much more.
I would also try making the mushroom house much smaller so it looks farther away and also making it less bright as well, also could be positioned a bit more to the right so it kind of balances the scene a bit more.
The water looks really nice but I would also add some darker shading the farther it is from the main mushroom.
One trick you can use is to add a new layer in multiply mode on top and paint with a 15% dark blue on most parts as to add some ambience and reducing the lighting on most of the objects (minus the main focus one).
Hi everyone, it's been a while. I've pretty much redone most of image 1. I wanted to make it cleaner with the painting style as it was kinda messy. I've taken into account all your notes and applied them to it so I hope you see an improvement.
I could write out everything that's been changed but you should be able to see for yourself 🙂
I'm personally really happy with how this has turned out. I took way more time to pay more attention to detail and I think it's paid off. I just now need to match the rest of the illustrations to this 😳(11 so far...and that's only half of the planned amount).
I have a question actually.
What dimensions do you generally go for when illustrating for a picture book? In pixels and/or inches...
I've been illustrating at a much higher pixel dimension as I like to really zoom in and go into detail but it obviously increases the file size quite significantly and too often makes the app crash on my tablet.
I've played around with making the canvas properties smaller of the existing illustration, but because it was originally done in a much higher resolution, it distorts the pencil lines a lot.
Or do you know of a way to compress the file size without losing picture quality?
Hello Georgios! These characters are so cool~! It looks like they'd have a ton of fun adventure. The one thing that stood out to me was the character on the far left. His head is significantly larger than everyone else's, and though I get that he's a big character, I think if you made the head size a little smaller, he would fit a little more with the rest of the group. Right now it looks like if he was scaled down, he would have the same proportions as the character to the right of him. If you made the head smaller, it would make the rest of his body look bigger in proportion, similar to what you did with the character on the far right. Just my two cents! Thanks for sharing this fun cast of characters with us!