Halloween illustration WIP



  • Another update on this piece! I hadn't worked on it for a while because I started my december 3rd Thursday illustration, but I really want to get it done soon!

    I am not so sure how to push it further however... Any clues ? I still need to work on the big monster and the boy's clothes, and refine stuff here and there... If anyone has tips or suggestions, they are always welcome!

    Count Pumpkin 11.jpg


  • SVS OG

    It's looking great @NoWayMe! I like that you've warmed it up and more colourful now. The orangey browny tones are great for a Halloween piece. The little details and refinements I'm sure will finish it nicely 🙂



  • Wow, fantastic!


  • SVS OG

    Really nice! - i think texture is where to go next with this - most surfaces in the painting have a similar texture - so i think really deciding what the surface of each object is like and giving that impression would be the way to proceed - and also adding highlights in places would really add to it i think- - really looks great though -



  • Hello everyone!

    I am trying to finish this thing but I feel a little stuck! Does anyone has any opinion on things I should fix ? Do you think it's worth pushing it (to put it in my portfolio) or should I move to another project ? I haven't work on it for 2 months, and now looking back at it I think I didn't work my sketch enough before painting... One thing that is bugging me is the big monster, I feel there something wrong about him but I can't put my finger on how to fix it...

    Thanks!

    Count Pumpkin 14.jpg



  • Forgive me for not reading all 65 posts, I did glance through most of the images though,, and seeing what you just wrote, here are my initial thoughts...

    1. I think your large figure is fine, but because he has the largest size, he somehow has the ironically smallest eyes. That leads him to being inconspicuous to the others who have large expression filled eyes.

    2. The candles are much too close to the boy, and his lighting comes up happy, not creepy. If you place it farther from the chair, to in front of the paintings, of which you could move the boarded window to where the full painting is, and move the painting to where the window is... then put the candles in front of it, and cast shadows up and high over the frames and the chair, then the light of everyone goes left... leaving deeper shadows to make one side of everyone's face be dark and foreboding.

    3. The vampire's cape is a deep black hole in your composition, my eye just sinks into it. i would change it to deep satiny blues or purples, also watch the pen and bottom of the boy's feet doing the same thing.

    It's a great piece, don't give up on it.



  • Just realized another solution might be to remove the candles altogether, and give everyone lit pumpkins, light coming up from a pumpkin would be like a flashlight under their faces, the creepiest kind of light. Just a thought...