I'm hoping to be able to enter the competition this month! Last month I bit off more than I could chew and then I got sick, so I wasn't able to get my piece done in time. I'm hoping a more simple concept will allow me to finish in time.
Posting my progress here to keep me accountable. Here's my idea. Still need to work on some drawing problems and play with the palette before I render it out.
My heart, that is just precious
Suzanne Davis last edited by
@tessaw So cute! Can't wait to see the next phase.
@tessaw Contest over if you're getting in on it Cute concept. I always look forward to watching your process.
nasvikdraws last edited by
Really cute adorable characters. Will these be two separate images or one?
I was looking for your entry last month. Sorry that you were sick. Have you finished it in the meantime?
@NessIllustration Hah, thanks.
@Suzanne-Davis Thanks for the encouragement!
@Chip-Valecek Haha, I wish. There's a lot of strong competition here. Thank you though!
@nasvikdraws Still trying to decide if it's going to be one image or two. They'll definitely be displayed together, but if I were to turn it into a print or something, it could possibly be two different prints. I've seen a trend in children's books to have several vignettes all on one page, and I'm sort of inspired by that.
I haven't finished my music piece yet. It was very challenging for me, and I wanted a break from it so I could come at it with fresh eyes and enthusiasm.
I like the concept, and the compositions are simple and clear, which I like. The colors and values make sense and you put spring (or summer) colors together with fall ones in a harmonious way. Go for it!
On the left, the fairy is coming in for a landing, right? I'm trying to think of how a fairy would land. Not that I've thought that much about it, so I can't advise, but I keep wanting to move that leg on the bottom up a bit because it feels like the hip socket should be a little higher. On the right the feet make perfect sense.
Looking forward to the next phase!
@tessaw really cute characters!
Braden Hallett last edited by
Very cute! I love the over-the-shoulder leaf dress.
@LauraA Thank you! I was actually envisioning the fairy flying upward in surprise as she's seeing the acorn, instead of her landing. I tried to fix the leg. Hopefully it looks better.
@Art-of-B Thank you!
I'm still working through the line work and have to tweak things, But I came up with a variation. . . cause, why not? Anyone have an opinion on which pose is better?
Jade V last edited by
@tessaw So cute! I like the top one, if both are up in the air there's a matching gap on the floor. With one in the air and one on the acorn it gives it a variation
Oh, wow! I love the wardrobe change! Very,very cute!
@tessaw i love the second illustration. The little fairy’s pose all curled up like that is really cute and nice to look at. However, i think you can tweak the fairy’s first, surprised pose. For me at least, i think her torso is too long. Perhaps just move her legs a bit higher to her body. Overall, i’m loving your work. I hope this helps.
Jonas Zavacky last edited by
This is lovely! I am a huge fan of the concept of small creatures in the normal world Can't wait to see the process and result!
chrisaakins last edited by
I like the 2nd one. I like how it creates a nice curly line out of all the elements.
ArtofAleksey last edited by
This is like autumn fairies? I love it, discovering the acorn hat idea is super cute.
I like the 2nd one as well.
Squirrel Size last edited by
So So Cute! Can't wait to see the color version! I love the energy of the second sketch
@Jade-V Good point. I decided to explore the composition a bit more after seeing your comment.
@nyrrylcadiz - Oof. You caught me. I have the bad habit of making torsos too long. I was consciously trying to keep it shorter for this piece, but I didn't shorten it enough! Thanks for letting me know. I tried to shorten the torso even more. Hope it's enough this time.
@Jonas-Zavacky Thank you Jonas. You must like The Borrowers then?!?
@chrisaakins Thank you. I was attempting to imply an infinity symbol with the foliage.
@swordofodin It's supposed to be a fairy in her summer wardrobe switching to her fall wardrobe and being excited about it. Fall is my favorite time as far as fashion goes.
@Squirrelsize - Thank you!
Welp, I'm forever changing things around mid-process. I'm still not very secure when it comes to composition or the thumbnailing process, but I'm at least getting better at them than I was before. I decided to change the composition to imply a little more action and I wanted to show that the foliage was changing from summer to fall, and this new comp gives me more room to do that. The colors are just rough flats and don't quite convey the final values. I'm pretty happy with it. Just need a couple of tweaks and I think I'll go ahead and start rendering it out. Thinking of adding a magic fairy trail to show how she's been flying.
Gary Wilkinson last edited by
I love the concept, but I think the story reads better as 2 separate images as you originally had. Currently it feels like 2 fairies rather than a continuing story of 1.
How about if you have both images apart from each other but framed with spring/autumn foliage or seasonal items around edges to show the transitioning through the 2 seasons.
@gary-wilkinson Aw dang it! And I thought I had it. Lol. I'll play around with the framing of the earlier comps. Thanks for your input.