A Halloween theme!

  • @amberwingart Thank you! I'll keep sharing!

  • I'm loving seeing your process. These are wonderful! I love the mansion and the staircase. Can't wait to see more.

  • @Joy-Heyer Thank you!

  • Still have a bit more to go on this, but I wanted to get some feedback. I don't love the pumpkins and I'm struggling with them... Any suggestions or are they working okay?

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  • SVS Team SVS OG

    @bharris I think the pumpkins are working, i would however darken the yard in the where the tree shadow is. That will also help with the placement of the text. With that being darker that text will pop more.

  • @Chip-Valecek Thanks. I'm getting them to glow and be a bit more threatening now. You're right about the yard, just hard sometimes to leave a blank space sometimes!

  • SVS OG


    Hi Brittany - when I was looking at this on my computer screen the image was quite large and I had to scroll to see the whole thing. I felt like something was off but I could not quite figure out what it was. Then later I came back to it on my phone and the image was much smaller and I could see it all at one time and that is when it sort of hit me.

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    There is almost a disconnect between the color/mood of your three light sources. You have the bright very cool/white light from the moon. The somewhat cooler yellow-green coming out of the windows and then the very warm yellow-orange of the pumpkins.

    And based on the composition that almost cuts your image in half with warm on the lower left diagonal and cool in the upper right.

    As Chip pointed out - I think it might be to your advantage to darken the sky, tone down the brightness of the moonlight and lose the bright reflection/shadow of the tree cast by the moonlight. I think the sky being a bit more dark/atomospheric would make it a little more spooky and allow the more important light sources of the pumpkins and the house to shine. And it would then also allow for much better placement of the text. Because while the cast shadow is cool and well done - it really is not needed for the story telling.

    And then you might consider trying to adjust the color of the light coming out of the house. Something that is cool but compliments the yellow--orange glow of the pumpkins instead of competing with it like it is doing now.

    Hope this all make sense?

  • @Rich-Green Sorry about the size Rich, hope this is easier! I took your advice in toning down the moon light and I like it a lot better! I might try to make the pumpkin light a little more yellow-orange. But I just love the green in the house contrasting with the purple of the house. I'll try to tie it in a little more though.

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  • Sent this off! Thanks for the help everyone!

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  • SVS Team SVS OG

    @bharris great touch with the added leaves. Looking forward to seeing the text added. Make sure to share it.

  • Finished this yesterday just in time for Halloween! I'll share the set when my friend finishes the lettering, they looks good all together. I'm thinking of doing a nice border and having them as prints next year. 🙂

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    And here is the final for the haunted house!

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  • Done yesterday!

    We can let this thread die now. LOL! Happy November and congratulations to everyone who finished inktober!

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  • @bharris These are wonderful!! Congratulations!

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