Branden Brushett last edited by
@Braden-Hallett OMG. So good! This is going to be a fun one.
My only feedback would be where the parents heads are in relation to the bottom of the shelves, along with the cereal boxes. It's hard for me to tell the depth; are they in front of the shelves or underneath it? I know they're in front but my brain was playing tricks on me a bit. Lighting may resolve that.
And with the cereal boxes, the focus on the love between the parents two faces might be more clear if the boxes didn't take away from their silhouette? Maybe just leave the box on the left so the back of the dads head is more obvious.
Great line work btw!
@Aleksey Thanks I'm gonna go with the overly wamr colour scheme for the chaos with the nice cool blue in the eye of the storm with the parents.
They ARE super into themselves at least until little Danica finds something solid in those cupboards and whips it at Jeremy's face to shut him up. Then Philly's gonna lose his soother. And we all know what happens when Philly loses his soother...
It's hard for me to tell the depth; are they in front of the shelves or underneath it
Interesting! I'll be sure to keep that in mind when I start painting
Pascal Campion is posting some very loose comic sketches along these lines on his Instagram lately
I checked him out! He's got some really awesome stuff (his little minicomic on ideas and birds blew me away)
@Whitney-Simms All great ideas thank you! I think I'll stick with the tender moment in this case (though I may explore hiding under the table or negotiating for child-minding priorities in another piece)
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@Braden-Hallett Yes. I think that color scheme would best convey the feel.
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@Braden-Hallett OMG I love where this is going! Can't wait for the finished piece
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This looks so good. My only feedback is I find it a bit odd that the parents are on one side and the children on the other. It takes away from one of your original brain storms of the parents been at the eye of the storm. Unless you are planning it that way for how it would work with text.
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@Braden-Hallett i love how chaotic this is. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it in color. Great job.
UGG this is so good. I was going to say the color scheme of warm and parents cool is the best one, but you already said it. Great work @Braden-Hallett
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@Braden-Hallett So much fun... so much my house!
I love the color study with the cool colors on the parents and warm colors everywhere else. I think it really reinforces what you are going for.
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@Braden-Hallett I like the tension of the red overlay colour -red being the obvious love colour and also angry colour at least for me. So in one way the environment is going off the walls madness but the parents don't let this consume their love for their family -two different points of view wrapped up or should I say exploding at the same time! And the parents are successfully staying cool.
@CukiArtist No text, but in general I like them happily sitting on the right third of the drawing. If i redo the piece (maaaaaaaaaybe?) I'll play with them being a literal eye a storm closer to centre
Basic light map (warms and cools the local colour layer)
Basic local colour layer
And from here I'm gonna paint! Push and pull, saturate and desaturate. Reintroduce more of the light colour. Kinda fiddle with it until I'm happier with it. This process gets me to a point where I have ALMOST all the puzzle pieces. Now I just need to assemble it.
I have a really hard time with colour. I feel a little like a tone deaf person who's trying to learn scales solely on where to place my fingers. I'm sure someday something'll just click. Just gonna take yet more friggin' practice.
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@Braden-Hallett i dig the use of cool colors as a way to focus on the parents
Kevin Longueil last edited by Kevin Longueil
@Braden-Hallett This is looking awesome! I did a quick and hopefully not too annoying cut and paste of my thinking - i do still feel like the parents are possibly too far in the background and may be a different scale than the children? Was thinking a window over the sink might really free you up and allow you to do more things with the lighting in the room - but maybe would change the mood too much? - just a thought though
@Aleksey Thanks! I'm hoping to reinforce that as i paint
@Kevin-Longueil Oh wow! I really like the window idea. That would really let me cast a different light on the parents. If I go back and repaint (I think I almost always do ) I'll totally do that.
As for the scale, I think if I put a shadow under the table and put the mum's feet where they should be it'll reinforce where they are in space. We'll see
Thanks for the paint over
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@xin-li Thanks! I may, instead of doing a LOT of surgery to add the window, play with some kind of hanging kitchen light. Benefit of the light without having to renovate the kitchen