Brainstorming ideas. I think I want to continue one of my previous pieces.
A. He's putting some food in a basket/nest in a tree, at a group of hidden fairies/houses
B. Walking through the woods, a large creature hiding in the trees
C. Variation on B
Playing with ideas for a chameleon lady creature who disappears into her background.
Chip Valecek last edited by
@stringfellowart I like C on the mushroom side and B on the night circus side. But if I had to pick, I would go with C on the mushroom side.
Braden Hallett last edited by
I'm liking the look of option B for the mushroom maker. Seems like a good opportunity for wacky (but suitably frightening) monster design
Worked up a sketch for option C for the mushroom maker.
nwaller last edited by
If it's not too late, I really liked the idea of a giant monster almost disguised in the background then just some little creatures hiding behind a tree.
It could be challenging but a cool concept to design it that way, that viewers won't spot immediatly.
Johanna Kim last edited by
@stringfellowart I like this composition and the quality of your line work. Lots of opportunity to show something hidden in the woods behind, too.
I'm second guessing my topic now, feels like the monster is the low hanging fruit. I might go back to the drawing board and see if I can come up with some more creative ideas.
I've been looking through some old old drawings, and I'm thinking about revisiting them, as some of the ideas are good, just the execution that needs work.
Heather Boyd last edited by
@stringfellowart I really like the idea to your last image there, the window to a girl's imaginative world of mermaids. Also on your website, under About Me you write "write" twice. Not sure that it is intentional.
"I am Megan Stringfellow. I do lots of creative things. I write stuff. Paint. Draw. Design. Sew. Write. Make my food talk"
Instead to clarify, "I am Megan Stringfellow. I do a lot of creative things. I write, I paint, I draw, I design and I sew. I also like to make my food talk."
Anyways instead of writing "I write stuff." and later ...after Sew. "Write".
But definitely I think it be great to see these ideas reworked in your present style.
stringfellowart last edited by stringfellowart
@heather-boyd Good catch! Thanks! I really should just rewrite my about me stuff, but I never know what to say. :p
Thoughts on color
TessaW last edited by
These are lovely. In this latest post, I think both a very strong and you could go with your personal fav, but as far as color goes, I like the bottom one with the rain coat. If you end up choosing the top one, I'd try to get more of the color patterning you have in the other one. A bit of that warm purple and greens in the background and a yellow element in the foreground.
nyrrylcadiz last edited by
@stringfellowart i you colors on these last 2 illustrations. I also love your line art! I love the scratchinees and texture of it. If only there’s a way you can preserve them into your final piece, i would really love to see it.
Pamela Fraley last edited by
@stringfellowart I love where these are going and the colors are
Donfito last edited by
-I think in the first one you can explore the different blue colors, to make a beautiful almost monochromatic scene with little color touches.
-In the second one you have a clear focal point that is the yellow coat, and you can take advantage of this making a big contrast with the cold background.
but at the end both of them look amazing, my fav is #2
Okay, here is the final sketch. I don't know about all that details. Apparently I'm a glutton for punishment.
Trying to keep this one more painterly.
Ugh, I'm at that stage of the painting where I hate it and just want to chuck it. I can't tell if its just because I'm like 80% there. And the reflections are killing me. Or if something is not working.