Submitting my illustration for slow. This is based on my 8-year-old son and I. He always tries to be zen when I'm meditating or doing yoga, but it usually ends up like this.
Hi! I just wanted to share that I went to Jan Brett's book signing event last night. If she is going to be in a town near you, try to go. She spoke for 30 minutes and her talk was aimed at children, but as someone pursuing writing/illustration, I found it very inspiring.
She was very animated and entertaining. I had never been to a book signing or talk by an author/illustrator, so it was an educational experience for me. I am not trying to promote my IG in any way, but if you are curious, I streamed a lot of her talk live and it's still in my IG story.
Her big tips for illustration were (remember, she was addressing a bunch of kids sitting right in front of her):
It was so fun to see one of my childhood art heroes in person. She introduced her husband too, who has played in the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 57!! years. She travels with him when he is on tour and she said that listening to the orchestra is one of her biggest sources of inspiration because when one listens to music it allows your mind to go to places it can't go on its own.
I want to bring a smile to those that look at my illustrations. The real world is such a heavy place, and anything to bring a little joy is what I want to put out to others. I like to illustrate things from life but with a fun/humorous/sweet twist.
My statement would be something like: "Illustrations that lighten reality."
Hi! I am new to the forums and digital illustration. I got my first iPad Pro in August and have been using Procreate. I made this illustration today and I would love some feedback on it. How can I improve? What should I work on?
For this illustration, I used Nikko Rull and 6B.
I have been enjoying the online classes but I am having a hard time focusing on one class all the way through. I am so excited to learn more that I find myself jumping from class to class. I know this isn’t effective but perhaps someone would have a suggestion as to what I should work first.
*edit to upload photo.
@Craig-Imrie thank you for the feedback. I am going to work on making things not look so flat. Also, the eyes, yes they def need work. I really struggle with those.
@Phil-Cullen thank you for the tip on the eyes. Eyes are a definite weakness for me. I am going to try the technique that you described.
@Jon-Anderson I'm going to have to do a bit of searching to learn how to do the warmer light. I was concerned with veering off my color palette and making things look awful. I appreciate your encouraging words and feedback.
Thanks again, everyone! I am going to get busy working on this and hopefully I will have a second draft to show soon.