The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
I love what this book says about art and I really enjoyed working on this cover.
This cover was drawn traditionally in watercolor with digital touch-ups.
Illustrator, Sequential Artist, Character designer
My favorite memory of Love was my wedding day.
(Despite this being a precious memory I do look forward to critiques, I'm here at SVS to improve so don't hold back if you have crits.)
I drew inspiration for this from J. C. Leyendecker. I love his use of negative space and heavy blacks. I've noticed I tend to crowd my compositions and I wanted to loosen up and go with something less noisy.
Thank you all for the wonderful feedback! I have continued to work on this and here is my current stage. I have a digital color mock-up.
I wanted to go with a really sickly green and red color scheme and the text is white because white is really important to the story. What do you think? I am concerned that it feels messy. The final will be watercolor and will give it a more painterly look on the portrait.
Hey all, I just wanted to make a group feed (or chum?) for anyone to post their Mermay art, last year I made a list of fish and aquatic animals as prompts and I have included my new one this year here, but BY NO MEANS do you HAVE to use my prompts. There is also the Official list made by Tom Bancroft as well as non-list narrative prompts like the cool stuff @Dima-Eichhorn is doing. Do whatever floats your boat!
Even if you just post ONE Mermaid here I hope you will get involved and encourage everyone who posts here.
My goal also is to receive Critiques, if you have thoughts on any of my mermaids please share them.
Cheers and best of Luck!
I listen to a lot of Musicals. They are generally the same style of music all the way through and they can be pretty long. Nothing kills my creative mood more than having to pick new music after an album or playlist ends in 30 minutes. I prefer 1-3 hours of uninterrupted music that I love. Good musicals: Hadestown, Oklahoma, Bring it On, Brightstar, Heathers, Anastasia.
Hey Chip, I love this idea. the biggest thing that stuck out to me was the monster tail thickness. I did a quick draw over to show what I am seeing. I get that it is a fictional monster, but it would not get thinner in the middle of the tail. I would make it thinner at the end or potentially at the waist as you have.
Also, it would help to add variety to the tail "arches" to have some that do not have the negative space all the way under, but instead to have just a bump implying the path of the tail. It takes strength to hold the tail out of the water as opposed to just buoyancy.