3rd Thursday fortune cookie saying...



  • I have been working on the knight and I am close to showing you guys something more... the funny thing is I have been working to make the armor as silly as possible. I have changed the armor three times because it looked cool. I imagine this guy has just come into lots of money and went to the armor shop where they knew exactly how big a fish they had and talked him into a very awesome set of armor...he didn't know what to do...



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    Okay, everything is on a separate layer still so changes can be made easily. Any thoughts?



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    I added some shadows and highlights to try to make it late afternoon... any other ideas?


  • SVS OG

    Oh, this is wonderful!! I think maybe some really bright highlights and some nice dark occlusion shadows on the armor may help, all of the glorious detail is getting lost. I love the expression on the horse hehe



  • Subtle re-shading, more highlights and darker color values...thanks for the help.0_1462730069596_prancer1111.jpg


  • SVS OG

    This is beyond awesome my friend so great. Love the other horse's faces! I think you are nailing this one going to be a lot of great ones this month they just keep getting better and better.



  • I LOVE the bird in the bird cage...hysterical!



  • This prompt really brought out the humor in people, love it!


  • SVS OG

    @Russ-Van-Dine Sorry to jump in with another suggestion so very late in the day, but wanted to mention just in case you think it’s helpful… I wonder if it would be nice to add a suggestion/silhouette of a castle in the far background on the hills, so that it looks like the road is leading there, and that’s where the knights have come from. Would add to the storytelling perhaps, while still keeping it simple.

    BUT I really love your drawing here, I’ve been meaning to say I love the expression on the laughing horse! He is fantastic and you’ve done a great job overall!



  • @Dulcie thank you very much! This is high praise from someone I respect! svs is turning out to be on e of the very best resources I have found! You inspire me with your comments and understanding... when do you join the staff at svslearn?

    I already turned this one in, I tried a castle and it took away from the look on the horses faces.


  • SVS OG

    haha that is very generous of you @Russ-Van-Dine, but I’m glad to help in whatever way. I agree that SVS is a great resource! Also glad that you were able to try the castle idea already even if it wasn’t right.


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