Hi! Im a brand new svslearn student and this is my first time posting to the forum. I had some technical newbie challenges learning how to post, and getting my account set up. Now I know to check all the tech stuff twice a few days before a contest deadline instead of 30 minutes!
Even if I’m not eligible for the contest, I’d so much appreciate any feedback about my illustration. The part I found most challenging and an area I wish to grow in is character faces and expression.
Doing this illustration and finishing it gave me such a confidence boost that I can start my journey to become an illustrator. I haven’t made art in many years, although I went to art school about 15 years ago, I let life get in the way of my artistic dreams.
The superstition I chose to draw is from India. Legend says that if you walk under a tree wearing perfume, ghosts will follow you home. These ghosts are women with backwards feet, no mouths and really tragic back stories. I chose to play up their witchy-ness to make them more kid friendly. I was inspired by Indian prints and miniatures paintings for the ornamentation, colors, and style. I’m also a big fan of German woodcuts. I used Procreate on my iPad to make it, and had so much fun getting to learn this program, and working digitally in general.