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!
"Armor" for today. Working it through #CursedRelics2021 and #Inktober2021 has been WAY more fun this year without all the pressure that I put on myself last time I tried. Feeling good about my storytelling, I'm not used to that either.
What do you all think is going on with that relic anyways?!
So cool to see so much projects in the works. I'm working on some general character designs focusing on head and body shapes for a picture book that a friend and I are working on. I'm still trying to figure out who this person is and if in fact it needs to be a person. So, exploring along.
First Inktober of the year, yay! Boy has it been a LOOONG time since I worked traditionally with pencil and ink. I'm making the commitment for myself to do at least 4 pieces this year. To get some Halloween art in I'm getting inspiration off of a themed list called #CursedRelics2021.
Happy Inktober and National Octopus Day everyone!
I made this Halloween banner for Ducky Elephant's Facebook page. DE is a collaboration I'm doing with a friend of mine who is starting her own publishing house. I still need to get used to colors. It's my first piece fully done in Procreate and I'm very happy with how this turned out!
Hey all. Life's been crazy so it took a long time to get finished. I've only had an hour here and there to work on this study but I'm excited. I'm happy how this study came out and more importantly how much I learned about my tools/process in Procreate. I haven't found a digital watercolor set that feels like the real thing to me so I used other brushes and my version came out a lot smoother. That said let me know what you think.
@davidhohn I wanted to ping you in since you have me some good advice on how to study on another post. Thank you again.
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.
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.
@Nathalie-Kranich The best chair I've ever had, I got about 6 months ago. It's a Secret Labs Titan chair. My back loves it. My arms love it and I can even sit crossed legged on it. It's boss.
@Nathalie-Kranich I will 100% second Sigross. I am 40 and have had major back problems for a good portion of my life. After many months of paying for chiropractor adjustments I decided to get something that would support my back and is comfortable. Although pricey, it is fully worth the price and I offset my cost. I had paid $300 for 2 months of adjustments, now with my new chair (I'm a bigger dude so it was ~$500) I have only gone in 1 time for an adjustment in the last 3 months.
Hey Griffin, in my experience with corporate type jobs and companies it is not unheard of for them ask for you to work in a different style. That being said it doesn't mean you have to say no. I often find that someone developing an app or website gives examples on what they've seen that they either like or they know works bc its the new trend.
What I have done in the past is mention "I don't work in this specified style but I think we can work together to make something cool/something that will fit/etc." That way they know ahead of time that what you produce will be somewhere in the middle but will be more than likely leaning towards your style of work. A bonus when this has happened to me is the client has liked what I made plus its a unique take on something they like. You working in your style or somewhere in-between may shed a new look or perspective that they aren't aware of.
I really dig this style @Kevin-Longueil. This reminds me of Beatrix Potter illustrations but with a modern look, so I can totally see this as children's or young readers. She worked with building up layers and textures in watercolors. Can't wait to see your following work with the Yeti.
This is my first post in quite awhile. I am trying to make a picture book dummy a goal of mine for this year and I realized pretty quickly that Im quite rusty. I haven't worked in 2D for some time bc my work is all 3D, so I'm trying to take it slow. To start off I thought I'd do studies from artists I admire while get my principles down.
Original work is by Dax Gordine. I decided to take it further by adding inking and color. I feel like I'm having troubles with my color choices though.
I made some time today to start working on some thumbnails for my 3rd Thursday. I have my concept in place so I'm working more on placement of my character, pacing of the scene and thoughts on color. It may be a little vague but I'll have some more tonight of the character. I'm going for a two page spread with a less mechanical and more organic approach to the problem where Lucy is going to fix a hole in a large tree.
Any comments and critiques are welcome.
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Wow @davidhohn, its quite amazing how much a little color mockup can add such a big punch to the layout.
@mag Check this out too. Cale Atkinson made a informative blog post on his process and approach to picture book dummy's. Super good read and backs up what @davidhohn and @NessIllustration are advising. Your work is looking great!
@Kevin-Longueil It's never too late to learn new tools and software! That's a stigma that's gotta go. I feel like I'm a mirror of your journey. I've been learning to sculpt in Zbrush over the past 6 years and now getting back into illustrations.
I've only used Nomad once but I'm guessing it can export obj or fbx extensions, which you could the use in any 3D package, like Zbrush or Blender for texturing. In Zbrush you'd probably use projection master, spotlight or paint by hand.
@MissMushy Well done for your first go through! Keep it up. Keep posting. Once you get familiar with the tools it becomes so much easier to focus on the creative!
For both of you another option for sculpting is Blender. It's a bit more robust so it can be intimidating at first. It is a one stop shop for 3D (sculpting, texturing, vfx, rendering, animating, etc.) but they have a bunch of tutorials, support and have been gaining a lot more traction as a lot of pro artists and some movie houses are gravitating to it. It is software that I've been wanting to add to my belt for awhile but priorities have been keeping it on the back burner. If you do want to try it this is the best Blender crash course tutorial to get you up to speed. Highly recommended.
@Niels Awesome, I'm glad it reads well. I want to make sure that its not too distracting from the overall. It's a little nerve-wracking trying to figure out a style but this was still super fun to do.
As for boosting it, yeah take it for a run! I'd love to see other interpretations. I feel like we're all learning from each other as well so if it inspires you go for it! Tag me on your post when you finish.
I couldn't help myself, I like the simplicity of the new site so I did a quick mock up of what it could look like. Like I mentioned you can organize the work in a different way and slim down on some of your older work to help. Whatever you do don't forget to put up your social media and copy write info.