Hello! I am new here and a little overwhelmed!
Oh, thank u! U are so very kind. ️ I really like this piece. I wanna make more drawings like this, very busy scenes. But it’s still kind of a mystery to me to understand what makes such pictures work. U know what I mean? Like... composition wise, I guess...
And u are right, indeed get shy showing my work still...(hihi), everything I’ve done so far is very much fruit of intuition... all I can tell is if I like the result or not, but can’t really pinpoint why... It makes me insecure.
Perspective is definitely in my priority list! I don’t really understand much of it yet.
Thank u for your kind feedback, it made me smile.
@Pri-Cesar I once contacted the people who run Jill Barklem's website to ask about her painting process because I too love her work. They said that she would often spend up to a month on one of her illustrations sometimes re-doing it until she got it just the way she wanted. It was all done in ink and watercolor. Your work is very reminiscent of hers. Beautiful work.
@Pri-Cesar welcome to the forums!
@demotlj Did u really think so? Thank u! I am so glad to hear. I absolutely love her work. Her pieces are mesmerizing, aren't they? I have been working mostly on my iPad these days, but watercolor and ink is my favorite combination of all. I keep trying to get the same effects digitally, but it's tricky.
Do you think this style is outdated? I don't see illustrators drawing like that nowadays. Do u know any?
@Pri-Cesar I’m not trying to go professional so I can’t answer the question as to whether that style is outdated. I know they talked on the podcast about illustration going through fads but I don’t know if there’s a market for those whose work doesn’t fit into the current popular style. Maybe someone else on the forum can answer that.
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@Pri-Cesar Hi Pri, I think you will really enjoy it here. (Love your drawing too)
I binge watch the videos because I enjoy them, so I’m guilty of watching them like netflix, but I also go back and study and attempt to put into practice.
There’s some really good artists on here who also draw really great complex detailed scenes like @Nyrryl-Cadiz , @TessaW @hannahmccaffery and @Braden-Hallett to name a few.
Look forward to seeing more of your work.
@Zeyad I am thinking that’s what I should do too. Finishing Creative composition,I am gonna take Jake’s course. I had actually watched his YouTube video on that months ago and got super excited to take the course! let me know how it’s going for u. I would love to see what u are drawing.
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@Samu Thank u! I am really glad to be joining in
@peteolczyk thank u! It makes me so glad to hear that I still need lots of validation. I love this piece and would still love it even if nobody else did. But it’s so good to hear when people like my artwork. Makes me warm inside.
About binge watching, I can totally relate. And I am guessing we are not alone on this, hehe. I have the impulse as well, did that w so many YouTube videos... but here I am trying to go slow so that I feel confident when I reach the next phase, u know?
And I agree w u, being able to go back and take notes, try things out... is really the beauty of online classes. It makes me less anxious. It’s soooo reassuring to know I can just replay it as many times as I need.
@theprairiefox hi Thanks for pitching in. I really do love watercolor, it's my favorite medium. I've been trying to get a good watercolor effect on digital, and I think I am not too far off, but it really is tricky!
Watercolor is so mesmerizing, don't u think? And Lee's work is fabulous. I actually started watching his course on watercolor, but had to brace myself haha I am trying to take one course at a time (but it's sooo tempting! My impulse would be to take all of them at once, hehe).
I think I am gonna open another post on digital watercolor so I can get some feedback on what I've been doing and maybe get to know other artists that are heading the same way, what u think?
@demotlj I think I might open a post on this, it's something I've been wondering for a while, and I have no means to figure this out on my own. I wonder how marketable this style would be... but even if it's not really hot right now, I'd still wanna make pieces like this
@peteolczyk Oh, yeah! Thank you for the recommendations, I'll definetly check those out. I'm already acquainted w @TessaW 's, she's awesome! By the way, I checked out your instagram, and ..wow! I have no words, your work is so poetic, so soft and cheerful. I love how u use your greens, and your oranges... and your lifework. Oh well... u have a new fan! Truly!
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I just signed up also, but I am actually returning to this field after being out of it several decades. For me, I share your sense of being overwhelmed - so I'm taking it step by step and also peeking at other courses that I'm interested in taking up later.
I was in a BFA, however, I ran out of financial aid - and hope to one day return.
The first course I selected was Inking - started back on the fundamentals. And it's something I have not done in about 3 decades (yes 30 years). I am enjoying the course, doing the exercises and some of it is coming back to me. I actually ordered the old fashioned feather quill and ink in the bottle - and will be using these once I get a bit more confident.
Welcome and hope to see some of your work here.