Prince Eddy Ipad-dy

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    This book tells a story about a prince who never wants to go outside to play. He sits in his room,witch is full of toys, however, he only plays with his ipad. Than one day he accidentally drops his ipad out of the window. to save it he jumps out of the window to search for his ipad. There he finds many different animals who help Eddy search for his ipad. Eddy finds out that playing outside is actually quite fun.
    The 15 illustrations have to be finished next week. working hard on that, using water color and Photoshop (Cintique) Comments tips and tricks are welcome!

  • looking good, Keep the colors consistent!

  • You have a nice variety of different points of views and good perspective.

  • Thanks for the comment Steve! The reason the colors are different is because first i wanted to show that the story's timeline is during one whole day. Inside is dull, thats why its brown. When the prince jumps out of the window the colors change. first morning light, mid-day evening and night sky. Ill keep your comment in mind, wile finishing.

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  • @Rob-Smith thank you Rob!

  • SVS OG

    In the first image of the bedroom - I wonder if it would help to give some color/life to what is outside the windows? Right now its just blah beige light flooding the room. But I think it would be more interesting if there was a hint that the world outside the room is actually colorful/bright and yet he still is choosing to focus on the iPad.

  • @Rich-Green good call Rich! Thanks a lot!

  • These illustrations are lovely. The lighting outside his room seems a bit off to me though, I would try to add more ambient light to them. Good luck finishing them!

  • @Leontine-Gaasenbeek Thanks for sharing your project.

    I really enjoyed your use of perspective on the initial page. That combined with the contrast between the bright ipad screen and the dull room, really drew my eye to the focal point. I think it will be a challenge, but one that may really pay off, to find a way to add interest (like others have said, the carpet, the windows) but still hold onto that sense that life is dull inside the house. I'm wondering if you could maybe play around with really pushing the values. Or maybe add in some of the great watercolor textures like you have elsewhere. That way you could add some drama without losing the mood.

    It's clear that the real adventure starts once he gets outside. Your animals are delightful. So much personality there. I especially love the giraffe and the pink elephant. To me, he blue of the underwater scene seems out of place against the pinks and browns of the on-land drawings. I'm not sure how you could create more unity -- pink water might look weird, but what if you chose a warmer blue, something closer to green? Might be something to play around with.

    All in all, there's a lot of stuff going on here that I really like. Can't wait to see the other illustrations!


  • Suggestions for coloring this one? Tips and tricks are very welcome!
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  • @Leontine-Gaasenbeek Ooh, I'm loving the feel of this new one. I think just rendering out the characters in different values of the same blue, them maybe highlighting with greenish ipad-blue (Something like this image from Will's Pinterest page: I'm curious to hear what others think.

    And I know you didn't ask, but I really like the composition.


  • @Maile-McCarthy Thanx so much Maile! I think i can use that inspiring note very well. I will work on that today, and show my progress! thanx also or the compliments!

  • edje spread 14.jpg the next version...I choose to use more color than in Will's example. Now we an also make a posterprint. How would you like to hang a copy in your house?

  • @Leontine-Gaasenbeek

    Really love the look of all of your pieces perspective is great and the watercolour texture looks so cool. well done .

  • @Lee-Holland Thanx Lee!

  • That last one turned out great!! Lovely work on the colour and lighting as well as composition.

  • Yeeeah, the Printer send us the first prints before it finally becomes a real book. We have worked hard on this one, and we are so excited that people are already so enthusiastic about it. leontine edje.jpg Thanks SVS, for tips and tricks. without your help, it would n't have become what is is now! #svslearn!

  • Welldone!

  • SVS OG

    @Leontine-Gaasenbeek So exciting! Congrats!

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