Collaboration!!!



  • Beep beep boop boop-
    Here's the progressss on the collab - I would love to get feedback before I move on - I'm really starting to feel this piece but I'm curious if it's all reading well and flowing well πŸ™‚ Are the shapes feeling good in relationship to each other and does it feel like there is distance in the piece? Is anything bothering you?
    I'm liking the idea of leaving the top end of the illo open, to let the fire and smoke breath up into a long snaking column.
    I'm still really unsure on how to draw the trees and fire and smoke - so there's some research for me to do, and I definitely want to add more chaos into the waves themselves.
    Thank you πŸ™‚
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    @kaitlinmakes I love the flow of the lines -- the repeated arcs in the flames and the elephants' trunks contrasted with the horizontal curves of the waves. It is so organic. I also really like the eye of the foreground mammoth staring at the viewer -- it makes it feel very poignant.


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    @kaitlinmakes @kaitlinmakes this is coming along nicely πŸ‘. There are a couple of small tangents. I’ve included a marked up screenshot to show you. I want to love that elephant in the foreground but it’s the only thing that might not be reading well. I’m wondering, If you enlarge the next closest mammoth and remove the closest one, would that help or hurt. πŸ€”.
    I can’t wait to tradeπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ.
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  • Hey yo! I totally know what you mean about the mammoth in the foreground - I didn't really have her planned out yet - just the shape - but tonight I'll actually work out the logistics of her anatomy and I'll also play with getting rid of her or replacing her with another shape.
    Thanks for catching those tangents :p tangents tangents tangents - the constant battle.



  • @demotlj
    Thank you so much - It's so nice to know what works - I didn't even catch the horizontal vs. vertical communication not how the fire related to the elephant trunks. Happy accidents? πŸ˜‰ but I most definitely will push those relationships in the final


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    Colin is in the game! Do you think it's getting crowded down there?
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  • @burvantill
    Haha, no - I actually love how you tightened up the whole image and allow some of the figures to crop out - it makes it feel less staged and more organic (the new IT word of the week).
    I also LOVE the bears new pose! It reads more reactionary to the threat coming in - and everything being cropped in more shoots my eyes up past the attacking raccoons, to the bears eyes, up through the cage and to the raccoon with the arrow - which drives it all back again. Oh man! I'm feeling this!


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    @kaitlinmakes sweet! I'm going clean it up so I can transfer it.... Tomorrow. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    It's been a loooong day.
    I really like your mammoths. I chose number 2 on IG. I agree with... I forget who it was, about the tusks. I can't wait to paint the fire! πŸ˜ƒ
    I'm starting to get anxious, I don't want to disappoint. 😬😳


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    Time to decide if I will ink it or no.
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  • @burvantill
    Dun dun Dunnnnnnn!
    I've never watercolored with and inked line - so I'm up for the challenge if you go that route!!! So excited to play with this


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    @kaitlinmakes it’s not hard. I use waterproof ink so it doesn’t run. 😬. You can paint right over the top. πŸ˜ƒ
    If I use it😜😜


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    I’m having mental issues with my bonfire. πŸ˜‘



  • @burvantill
    Want to talk about it? πŸ‘‚πŸ½βœπŸ»πŸ€”


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    @kaitlinmakes 🀣. No just venting. I have figured it out. I’m happy now. 😬
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  • @burvantill
    Nailed it


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    @kaitlinmakes and I exchanged our pictures on Friday. So now I'm working on the mammoths. I took a pic an brought it into procreate for some value swatches. Please take a look and tell me your thoughts.. I like number 2.
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  • Wow - I am just so impressed with you rIght now - was this tough?
    I like number 1 - I guess I visualized the front elephant being dark, but I like how it fades away with a lighter value.
    My second favorite is number 2.
    But I think you should go with your heart on this one - cause I'm terrible with values.
    I hope you get some more feedback with this with the community.


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    @kaitlinmakes lol thanx! I looked at a lot of forest fire pics. Some with animals in water. So I was able to get a little perspective on how the light works from the flames. I colored it in procreate too but I think I want to surprise you. Lol. I’m gonna stare at it again tomorrow to see if anything jumps out in a bad way. I haven’t decided if I’m going to ink it or not. Ink is my comfort zone and I want to push myself soooo we’ll see. 😬😬



  • Haha ok - if you post it on the forums in a new thread for feedback, I promise I won't look. Pinky promise.


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    Done!
    This collaboration project with @kaitlinmakes definitely challenged my comfort zone. She drew a dynamic picture and I had to not ef it up. I am happy with the end result. We had planned on showing our finished works at the end of February, but Miss Kaitlin got to go on vacation 😜 so we have put off the reveal until now. I have not seen how Kaitlin has finished my raccoons yet. I was told last night that she has finished so she should post it soon πŸ˜ƒ.
    Here are the Mammoths:
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