Tryin' to get in some local value and gradients and stuff.
It's not a part of my inking brain that I've developed yet
@Braden-Hallett these are fantastic! I love how you made the helmet shapes match the head shapes
Thanks! I was gettin' sick of circles
I did not practice gradienct today, got carried away by painting woods.
That last forest scene is stunning!
I was thinking about using a wash but i want to know if anyone would be willing to do a draw over and help me out with doing it with hatching. Pleases.
Are you gonna be using the wash to block in the area behind the characters? Or to reinforce the hatching?
I am finding it so difficult to lay shapes down in ink
I'm tempted to go back and relisten to the segment on contour lines myself
to my frustration the only pens I had with me were tombow markers
Yer doin' what you can with what you have. That's more than what most people do in that situation (which is nothing)
you can throw down some paint on your page and ink over it and it feels and looks way cooler
Wow! It really does! That's an awesome effect.
I am wondering is if these are little gems we will just stumble upon as we experiment, or if there is some sort of concept/guidelines we can use to figure out what would work best.
Pretty sure it's a little column A, little column B What works for one artist doesn't work for another (hence all this practice )
i know how to so straight lines
I forgive you. This time.
'sword of stabbings' needs to be on a tshirt
Same subjects, more effort
Nice work! It's really hard to get that dark value in bright light effect with ink. That star on the ball looks pretty awesome!
@Braden-Hallett nevermind, I realized it was light and shadow not local value. I think. loll not enough sleep the last two nights!
my fault, actually! I had it as 'local value' when it should be 'light and shadow'. Woops!
I've changed the original post. Sorry about that
keep my head above water and stay accountable to you guys
Do what you can You got this. A tiny bit on a consistent basis is always better than all at once (as we've all learned cramming for exams, I'm sure )
Round 1 of light & Shadow
I like You're playin' around with all kinds of interesting shapes. I should work that in, too
And my goal for artistic development at the moment is work lighter and brighter in general. I have the bad habit of going dark and grey given half a chance
I decided this was a good candidate for a spread (and also, I don't have any spreads in my portfolio...)
Rough sketch, basic value study, and a couple of colour studies.
I'm going with the one with the orange bus (it's closer to a real school bus colour and isn't so vibratey colour-wise.
My plan with the colour choices (I wanted LOTS of colours.) is to start with red on the left, and then gradually go around the colour wheel with green on the right. Then we pop up to yellow for the bird cage and street sign and finally orange for the bus. And then in flows round and round (I hope )
Tryin' to bump the lamp in my own little ways and push myself
It irritates me that shading and hatching needs to be just as tactical and well thought out as contour lines and all the rest of it i just wanna chicken scratch the hatching in. Ugh.
@Heather-Boyd Awesome idea!
I'd have to say that the number one thing I'm learning from doing these classes week by week (and having 'done' a BUNCH by just watching the videos) it is really important that you take some time to practice, and to let the info kinda 'soak in' if you get what I mean.
When you're learning something you're literally building new brain circuits, and that takes time
I may have some ink specific '#1' things once I'm done the inkin' course.
@Braden-Hallett Feeling the same, I have the urge to go back to see what was week1 about.
I may have to do that, too
@Braden-Hallett I just discovered this post today, i will share mine later. Great job on the progress guys and let’s keep going!
Join on in that's the nice thing about running classes like this. Are you going to start from week one?
Does finishing my September piece count as practice? I did ink! And I created textures and tones. The Marmot people might be sending me to mine clover.
Finishing your September piece absolutely counts (I saw it on instagram, I think!) Though I must admit the marmot people are unforgiving... And relentlessly fuzzy... The fuzz... It haunts me still...
Thanks everyone (I meant to do a smiley face but I'm keeping whatever the hell that thing is)
I'm surprised it's the middle one! But that's probably because I identify with #3 more as an ex substitute teacher
Middle one it is! I may do a spread to extend the train of weird stuff
I know I need to more thumbnails. Extenuating circumstances have kinda put me in a bit o a rush
Here's my pitches and super rough comps. Once I pick one (the bottom or middle one I think) I'll do a value and colour study.
What are you thoughts on the middle and bottom options? Happy substitute teacher (ms. frizzle, I suppose) with wacky things, or stern new teacher breaking up the party?
Thanks guys! This is a fun one this time