Process on work for my portfolio (ongoing)



  • Great work on the godzilla piece and love the new one you've started! Like everyone else says the expressions are awesome, and your linework is so confident it looks ace πŸ™‚ Definitely agree with @Julike-Challenge , it looks like the fish is telling a bad/cheesy joke - even the other fish in the pond are rolling their eyes like they've heard it all before



  • Thank You @hannahmccaffery and @AndyIllo. This is really funny, I also like the expression, but everytime I think of expression, I think back to lasts year's book fair in Germany. One editor said to to almost every my picture, to much expression...I laughted about it, because the only one picture she liked, had no expression at all...



  • @MichaelaH In fairness, an editor at a book fair probably knows a lot more than me. But do a quick image search of 'Zootopia' for example, and every single image is full of expression. I say if it fits the drawing, keep it up!



  • @MichaelaH Well I think you've got just the right amount of expression in this one πŸ™‚



  • After last year I stayed true to myself, it wa sonly one of many editors and I think it is like it is, everybody has different things wihich we like. Thank You πŸ€—



  • @MichaelaH You can use the joke if you want if you really like it (I don't own humor anyway) and I think this joke has probably been made many times before πŸ˜ƒ



  • @Julike-Challenge Yeah this was more general question, if jokes are copyrighted...But I like Your joke.

    I thought about doing story like the fish(main character) is going around and talking to lot of animals telling the same joke...Mabye one more underwater scene and one similar to bear scene.

    Here my value studies
    2019-07-04_224413.jpg



  • @MichaelaH These value studies look great! I feel like B would have the characters read most clearly against their background, since they would both be dark against the background which is lighter.



  • There is this instagram challange #childhoodweek from 7.-13.July (https://www.instagram.com/childhoodweekevent/ by Beatrice Blue) and I really wanted to do at least one promt, so today (ok saturday, now is already sunday here and i have to go sleep...)
    So I did the first promt "Books", as I really liked to read, first books were about Mammoths, wolves, Indians.
    I didn't do a value or color study, only teh sketch and goooo color....

    AChildhoodweek2019_1_Books_Skizze.jpg

    Childhoodweek2019_1_Books (Groß).jpg


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    @MichaelaH This is a beautiful piece!



  • @MichaelaH This is a really fun piece. I love how the girl is interacting with the mammoth and the wolf. The prompts sound lovely, too! Have fun taking part in the challenge. 🌻



  • After some days, again working on my fish and bear story. I decied to do only thumbnail values and thumbnail colors and after it I am drawing like usual, with colors on the big picture.
    But one thing I found, I can have the same psd file open at the same time (window/arrange/new window "openfilename") and than I set this new window with the same psd file to greyscale (view/proof setup/ working grey or custom - working grey) and am drawing in the second file and see all changes in the grey psd file. So I can check/watch the values through the whole color painting process.

    Zeichnen_Fisch and bear 3_2019-07-06_143455.jpg

    2019-07-10_231911.jpg



  • Finished, water was difficult....
    English is not my strength, so if the text needs some correction, I am open to any help.

    fisch_und_baer.jpg



  • @MichaelaH I love the water! Also, all of the expressions are awesome.

    As for the text, the double quotation marks (" ") should be placed at the top like this:

    "Ohhh, ohhh, you know this one?"

    and

    "Why don't bears like fast food?
    Because they can't catch it!"



  • @animatosoor Thank You, I am glad it looks good.
    This quatations marks I have are in german style....in Germany we have them down and up πŸ˜…



  • @MichaelaH Oh, I didn't realise! I'm so sorry about that. 😳



  • This looks great Michaela, i was looking forward to seeing this finished yay!
    As for the text, I don't think you need to say 'the fish with the red fins' as we can see from your illustration that he has red fins πŸ™‚
    Maybe give them names like Little Fish and Big Bear or something, and I think there should be a pause between when the fish asks the question and then tells the punchline, maybe say something like "Bear started to think, but before he could answer..." so that the Bear is involved and the reader can follow the conversation between the two characters πŸ™‚



  • @hannahmccaffery Thank You Hannah, really appreciate your help with the text. I will change it.



  • @hannahmccaffery What about this?:

    β€žOhhh, ohhh you know this one?β€œ

    Flip dinβ€˜t wait for the bear to answer and started to tell its joke:
    β€žWhy don't bears like fast food?β€œ

    Berry started to think, but before he could answer...
    β€žBecause they can't catch it!β€œ



  • @MichaelaH That's flows much better in my opinion πŸ™‚ You may want to lose the line "Flip didn't wait etc" and maybe have something like:

    "Ohhh, ohhh do you know this one?" Flip asked "Why don't bears like fast food?"

    Berry started to think, but before he could answer-
    "Because they can't catch it!" Flip blurted out as he splashed around in a fit of giggles.

    That's only an idea anyway, I'm not the best at writing so it's totally what you're happy with and what you think flows well πŸ™‚


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