June Prompt - Low hanging fruit
I love them all!! They're just gorgeous!! I think B is my favorite, though--it has a nice sketchy quality that is aesthetically pleasing to my eye, and in my imagination it looks like he's using his tail more. It just seems more logical to me... But is that even relevant? There's so much epic drama in all of these! They'd all be fantastic!!
sarahlash last edited by
@Kevin-Longueil I think I like B the best!
Rachel Horne last edited by
@Kevin-Longueil I prefer C too. It's look pretty amazing so far!
I love them all but with a slight preference for B because for me, having the tail in the water provides some continuity between the parts of the picture.
j.sienkowski last edited by
Tail A leads my eye back into the composition the best, but they are all great.
I like "A" because the tail of the crocodile makes him look happier.
Kristin Dudish last edited by
There is great energy in all 3! I say go with whichever one you you like best.
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@Kevin-Longueil I change my mind, B or C look more realistic in terms of tail thrust. I’m curious, do you block out the forms in a silhouette and them use an eraser to create details? I really like the look of it. Care if I steal it? It looks like scratch board.
Thank you All for your kind words and thoughts - i really appreciate your feedback! It seems to be a near even split between the three and good points made in favor of each. A is happiest and leads your eye back into the composition - B makes the most sense - and C has the extra curve in the tail which is kinda cool.
I'll combine B and C to see if that is a good way to go - But i was surprised to see that the "happier"ness of A was mentioned because that is what i was feeling too... ill keep working on it - ill work on Bongo for a while and
@Nyrryl-Cadiz Thank you so much Nyrryl!
@Jeremy-Ross Thank you Jeremy!
@Zach-Drenski Thank you for the vote Zach!
@carolinebautista Thank you for the feedback Caroline!
@JudeKillory Thank you for the feedback and kind words Jude!
@Frost-Drive Thank you for the feedback Frost drive!
@chrisaakins Thank you for the vote Chris
@baileymvidler Thank you for the feedback Bailey!
@KathrynAdebayo Thank you for the feedback Kathryn!
@TessaW Thank you for your feedback Tessa!
@Coreyartus Thank you for the kind words and feedback Corey!
@sarahlash Thank you for the vote Sarah!
@Rachel-Horne Thank you so much Rachel!
@demotlj Thank you for the feedback Laurie!
@j-sienkowski Thank you for your feedback!
@Mara-Price Thank you for your feedback Mara - i was really wondering if anyone else would feel that way about A...he seems happier to me too
@Kristin-Dudish Thank you for the feedback Kristin!
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@Kevin-Longueil looking back at it I realized that the twisting tail of C isn't isolated the whole body of the alligator is corkscrewing into the air, it feels connected which makes me wish the monkey was twisting more. To make it more aligned as an image.
@chrisaakins Thanks for the updated vote Chris I love scratchboard illustration! I am definitely going back and forth between eraser and pencil, blacking out areas and erasing back into them - i don't think i'm doing anything new or theft worthy but i would love to see what you do with the technique (i'm using the same Nikko Lockertsen pencil i've been using for a few years for the marks) I drew the the alligator as a very boring constructed volume and cut and pasted until it had a bit of life to it in the silhouette but did not draw silhouettes before hand...that would be too smart...Although i did make the silhouettes of the front legs with the selection tool before pasting them onto the body. Definitely silhouette conscious in general though - Thanks again for the feedback!
@JudeKillory Thanks for the new feedback Jude! I agree about Bongo - he is too flat for sure - he is mostly a place holder at the moment but possibly close to the final silhouette - i will keep your feedback in mind!
@Kevin-Longueil I like the water in front of the tail in B, for all the reasons other people gave, but I really like A because there is something about that tail movement that just transmits a lot of kinetic energy.
@LauraA Thank you for your feedback Laura - it is always good to get your take on things