Some great looking entries here all. @smceccarelli I think you nailed it with perspective. Wonderful colors and technique.
Below is my design. See you all tomorrow!
Currently working Freelance 3D Modeling and Illustration. Trying to push into the exciting world of Illustration, kidlet, editorial and games. Feel free to message me if you have questions.
@Lynn-Larson Ha! That would be a pretty good throwback.
Below is a progress shot on the line work. Its coming along but there has been a lot of behind the scenes going on. I decided to dish out some dough and bought Kyle Webster's Ultimate pack (check out all his PS brushes, amazing selection for all art mediums) and downloaded a bunch of free pro brushes (2DCale, Sam Nielson and Mike Yamada have great ones). There has been a lot of trial and error, frustrating days and golden moments while working on doodles and sketches to figure out what look I wanted this piece to have... and if it fit within my goals too.
Tonight I was able to sit back down and start tackling the lines and am really enjoying the process. Made my heart swell with my love for art again. I hope the rendering goes as well too!
Comments are welcome, critiques are even better! Till next time
Hello SVS community! First time posting and first time joining in on the 3rd Thursday fun. Quick intro, I am currently a freelance graphic designer and technical illustrator for clients in the lighting and home furnishing world. I have recently re-kindled my passion for character and story illustration and am pushing myself and portfolio to make the transition into that line of work. Some of my challenges are using colors that makes my work sing, setting/populating a scene and creating a new style that resonates with my new direction in life. Which brings me here!
Now for the fun stuff, when I hear love my heart always fills for my wife and our two girls. Below is a sketch of us as a squirrel family. I'm always looking to improve and I can take a beating so feel free to comment, question and give critiques.
Here are my sketches for my March submission. I had this thought that if I was a kid today "What would I want to bring for show and tell?" And of course Ninja frogs was the best out of the bunch of ideas. I had a couple of thoughts on how Haven would conceal them using with either a lunch pale or backpack.
All thoughts are welcome.
Thank you @evilrobot :^)=
Here is my final submission for tomorrow's 3rdThursday. I did some re-thinking on the two page spread and started to wonder if I even needed the extra content for the story to read... nope. I cut out the hand with dust and the growing tree and I feel that the story reads a lot better now. Leaves some of the wonder and thinking for the viewer. See you all tomorrow night!
And always, comments and critiques are very much appreciated.
@Katrina-Fowler Thank you Katrina. I do try to figure out the mood/tone and explore options before finding an expression I like. I do have to admit the teacher's expression came out pretty easy this time, not usually the case though. :^)= For this piece I tried to limit myself on the number of brushes so I wouldn't go too crazy trying to manage what brush is for what.
For anyone interested I used Pencil 4H for 90% and split between Pastel Palooza and Shady Graphite for the rest.
I am still a bit terrified of color so any thoughts on what I did right or what I could do to improve would be awesome. Thank you all for the comments and help. Below is the final:
Hello SVS, its been some time. I have been busy on other projects but have reworked my schedule so I can be more involved here again. I did some sketches for Thomas and the idea has changed a bit each time. So far I am leaning more towards the person repelling down the rock face. Sketchy sketchy but things will tighten up as I progress.
Feedback is always welcome.
I love this so much! There are so many things screaming awesome with this piece. The plan to off the ol' lady, the trail of mousetraps showing that this is a continuous problem, the 'perspective' choice and how the top/bottom warp through the ceiling, down to the colors and color scheme. This is a great start and I cannot wait to see where this goes.
Feedback is minimal really:
I love the heavy lines and jowls that emphasizes how old the lady is. Someone mentioned they didn't notice she was a 'she' at first. I think the lips could use a little more punch but I feel like you have the right plan with the curlers. They are a great way to show that its a woman and will show after cleanup.
The light-bulb is vital to showing that the warped part is a ceiling and meshing the two areas, however I don't like the center placement. My eye wants to go to the mice but I keep getting drawn to the strong silhouette of the light socket.
I think that the warping of the ceiling is a little too wide on both ends. I want to see those mice feet.
Thank you for the help all. I think I will give that free trial a go and watch the first few lessons each.
@Lee-White Question on all purchased content and current content that is purchasable, will these be moving over to the subscription based plan or still be available for purchase later?
I'm not able to do the annual subscription so I prefer to own the lecture outright. That way I can come back anytime I need to for a refresher. Does anyone know the key differences between the two? Maybe you guys know more to help select? @Will-Terry @Lee-White or @Jake-Parker
Hey everyone, I was asked to update my XMas list and I wanted to add some SVS to my list. One of the things I need a better understanding of is color. So I wanted to get some opinions on which color class to choose and why.
I'd like to add "Painting Color and Light 2.0" too but it's out of the price range right now. That being said opinions on that course is welcome too.
@tyson-ranes First of all, what a wonderful illustration. I really love how unique the characters look and the idea as well. I can't wait to see how you polish this off. So I totally agree with @Leontine, the composition looks much stronger with the lions cage on the right. I get a grander sense of the surroundings and better sense of this area being populated . Plus it creates a great central focus on the mouse.
However I would use B as the separation creates a clearer silhouette of your leading character. One more thing I would edit is the hand placement of the mouse. I didn't really get that he was doing a "neener neener" at first because the tongue looked like a pinky at first. You can get the same idea while playing with his hand/arm placement. Heres a quick paint-over but I'd say the shape of your silhouette isn't as strong as it could be. Lasso the little guy, change to black and see if you still know what animal he is.
Awesome awesome awesome start!
Day 03 - The Flintstones. Always wondered how Fred snagged himself such a hot wife.
I wasn't having much fun with the brush pen because I was focusing too much on controlling it, so I switched to Fiber Castell pens. Ink is not as solid but I'm having fun drawing again. :^D=
@Kevin-Longueil Thanks Kevin. It was fun which always seems to help when drawing :^D= . Funny thing, I spent like 3 hours figuring out a signature that I liked enough to use as branding.