3rd Thursday Drawing/Value Study (Charlie)

  • Hi again, everyone-

    Here is a first pass at my final rendering. I think some of my other schemes might have also worked, but ultimately I settled on version 2 since it seemed to be the most popular.

    I'm not sure if I should try pushing this further to lose the original pencil lines, or if I should keep them. As mentioned earlier, I am still pretty new to the digital process, and generally prefer the look of traditional media. If I can find time, I may even try to re paint this in oil or watercolor for comparison.

    I'd love to hear your feedback, as always.

    Thanks in advance,


  • SVS OG

    This is beautiful! I love the color palette, and the pencil lines are hardly noticeable. If anything, they add to the picture 😃 Sorry I can't offer anything to improve it, i think it is splendid!

  • Wonderful, I would keep the pencil lines they make it work really well. Great stuff.

  • Thanks very much for the kind words, Lynn and Steve! I really appreciate your feedback.


  • @baskin Great job. This turned out perfectly!

  • This came out great! Lovely lighting and also dinos are so cute. They make me smile as if i'm part of the picture 😃

  • This is so great! Everything about it just works!

  • @baskin SO much fun! Love the colour! Definitely keep the pencil lines, it gives it charm 🙂

    The only thing that trips me up is Charley's hands - there a bit too round like a puppet's rather than a human boy's.

  • Thanks very much for all the encouragement, everyone! If I can find the time to explore other rendering techniques, I'll be sure to post updates to this thread.

    Thanks again!

  • SVS OG

    @baskin I really like your style and how this final image turned out. There is something so joyful about the dino's celebrating around the fire. And the combination of colors and your pencil line work really make this have energy and come to life in a way that feels like classic book illustrations. Really fantastic job and I best of luck at the critique tonight. Definitely a favorite of mine!!!

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