July WIP never hunt for sport



  • Here’s a rough sketch of my idea.
    Any feedback is welcome! I might do a wider spread to give it some breathing room. I’m struggling with the background a bit, but I think a forest would be the best option. Dunno what to do with the mushrooms in the foreground might put the camping gear and rifle there instead. Maybe more things around the forest for it to feel like a restaurant.
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  • @Aleksey H aha this will be great month, sio many ideas and Your Aleksey... ha ha ha
    My ideas while looking at your great idea.
    Mabye the cook could rost with his left hand and have a cooking book in his right hand, but salt and pepper is also great. Yeah maybe some barell on the right or waiting animals for they turn or camping gear or some raccoon hording some food and things from ppl, like cooking assistent
    Will the camper be still alive (would be little bit nicer for children to also look at, like moment before)? If yes, than doing the fire little small or no fire at all and the fear of the camper and bear studing his book...



  • @MichaelaH I like the side animals idea. I’ll have to play with that a bit more.



  • @Aleksey It'd be cool to have more animals around, or some clutter (other dining stumps?) to make it more restauranty.

    However, I think the story works fine right now. I picked up what you were putting down right away with the cook, hunter-on-a-spit, waiter and eager diner.

    Some more cooking accoutrement around the chef (pots, pans, spatulas, spices, cookbooks, cooler, more wine, knives, butchers block, graters, scrapers, tenderizing mallets) could add clutter without being distracting. Maybe he's liberated the hunter's camp stove and is using it to make some kind of demi-glace.

    @MichaelaH perhaps some helpful raccoons could be working to spark the fire while the hunter looks on frantically. Maybe a squirrel or two double checking the knots 😃



  • @Braden-Hallett good thoughts! Very much along the lines of what I was thinking. Might turn a tree into a “wine holder” the thing with holes for wine bottles. I really like the raccoon stoking the flames idea haha that would look hilarious



  • I think a spread is the way to go. Spaced out the characters, added some more stuff around. Put the hunters stuff in the background. If I do a night scene I think it would be a good idea to add like little fireflies and candles and stuff. What do you guys think? Any feedback welcome

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  • Just got some good feedback from someone i support on patreon, Mitch Leeuwe
    Im awful at doing this so im so grateful he pointed this out.
    I have an issue with creating depth every looks flat, when im working digitally especially. So I thought I’d share this on here.
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    @Aleksey I follow him on Instagram, his tutorials are fantastic! That is great feedback he gave you.



  • @Erin-Cortese yes! He’s giving away a drawing backgrounds book so i signed up



  • @Aleksey Great feedback, would never thought of it.



  • @Aleksey Are you on patreon from Mitch Leeuwe? How is his patreon and what do You get there? He does great tutorials, I am always watching his posts on isntagram.



  • @Aleksey Great feedback you got there. Thanks for sharing that.



  • @MichaelaH for his patreon you get the discord channel where he sometimes critiques the work people submit. He does the same tutorials as he does on Instagram but in more depth, there are also assignments that if you do he may critique in a video. It’s 5 bucks which is pretty cheap relative to the help you get. There are also lots of artists that are very helpful on discord.



  • Ok updated version. Looks way more alive!
    Gonna tweet it a bit more but any feedback??
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  • @Aleksey It looks great. Like the trees and the helping raccoon. I don't like the bridge and the brook (hope it is the rifght word for it) not so much. Maybe without both or, if than only the little brook, the bridge looks very small for me beside the big wolfs. Or othe idea.



  • @MichaelaH hmmm very good points


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    @Aleksey the drawing is looking very fun, interesting, and great storytelling, but I think it might need one character bigger in the foreground. Thinking in terms of big, small, tiny. Right now everything seems to be similar sizes.


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    @Aleksey Wow, that is a huge composition! It looks like a lot of time and hard work went into it, I can’t wait to see it with colour. There is so much to look at, but it doesn’t seem to feel cluttered at all. 👍🏻



  • @holleywilliamson good points! That is definitely a concern I’ll have to address.

    @Erin-Cortese thanks! Yeah gotta fix some stuff then ill be able to do values and colors.



  • @Aleksey I like the brook, but I see what @MichaelaH is saying with the bridge! It does kinda get dwarfed by the characters. I wonder if changing it to a different kind of bridge would help. Maybe a couple of boards or just a fallen log. Maybe it's the railings that throw it off. OR maybe just adding a smaller animal, like a mouse on the bridge would make it work. But I just love how much is going on in the comp overall! I'm looking forward to seeing it in color!!


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