Name: Donella Ly
March Prompt Book Cover Entry:
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RE: WIP Farm Scene
@RobinCampbellArt thanks so much for this feedback. Playing around with a few different ideas based on all the feedback I received. I'm using this illustration just as a way to practice some of my fundamentals and so no formal layout. I'll be sure to post my progress!!
RE: Inktober Pencil Work onto T-Shirts?
I did a quick google search and came up with this article which I found helpful to your questions: https://www.spreadshirt.com/blog/2017/11/06/copyright-basics-t-shirt-design-dos-donts/
I think you are the proprietor of the art and so the intellectual property is yours, even though she owns the art. If you are interested in selling the art as t-shirts, I think it would be totally up to you - and totally up to you to include her in selling said t-shirts. If you think it would be a fun joint venture then I think I'd just make it clear that you'd like to pursue it as a joint venture and make it very clear how you'd like to split costs/profits.
I think your friendship will be that much stronger if you treat it as business and are very clear of your concerns, wants, needs...
Just my 2 cents, hope it is helpful.
RE: Critique needed- Night Cat
I really love this image and the progress is really wonderful to see between your first post to the most recent!
For the shadow, I wonder if it might be nice to add a bit more movement or shape corresponding to the cat. I did a quick google search and found this image for reference:
RE: late to "before the moment"
Ha, I love that the boy is holding a "Fear of Falling" book. A great concept!
I agree with @sketchbook re the perspective. I think the back wall and left side wall might be a bit off in perspective (where they align together) causing not quite enough depth imo. I hope this helps!
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RE: Deity illustration feedback
@thousandwrecks - really nice work and neat to see your thought process.
I was recently looking at Alphonse Mucha's work because of the recent Three Point Perspective episode where Lee White mentions his work. Your work reminded me of a more modern take on his style. Perhaps you could do a more modern ornament around the framed circle using the swans?
Here is an image search of Mucha's work so maybe you can see what I'm talking about: https://www.google.com/search?q=alphonse+mucha&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj3m9zPhLXjAhVN7J4KHZU0DLwQ_AUIESgC&biw=1920&bih=969#imgrc=hNoGYxAawe9STM:
RE: Frog Circus WIP Thread
@StudioLooong - love this concept!
My only feedback is the frog steering the ship and the muscle frog are a bit difficult for me to read. Perhaps when you get to tone, this will be more obvious but also wonder if in the line work you might want to bring them further into the foreground.
I hope this helps!
RE: "The Moment Before I Lost My Mom" Kids Book Project Progress for SCBIW Portfolio Preview. . .and eventually Self Publish by April 2020
@Squirrel-Size - it was so wonderful to see the development for "The Moment Before" challenge and I'm so excited to hear you are pursuing this project.
The storyboard is unfolding so beautifully. I might wait until the next stage to provide any feedback, but just wanted to let you know how much I love your project.
RE: The 'how', 'what' and 'why' of drawing practice.
Thank you for posting this schedule, @ShannonBiondi !! I think it will be a really helpful tool for me to utilize.
I think illustration/art should be treated as any big undertaking or project. If you aren't meeting certain milestones, it's helpful to see where you might be getting hung-up or not progressing as you had hoped/planned. Also, if you plan on going forward professionally, I would imagine it is good practice to get use to meeting different deadlines.
For me, I try to have two dedicated days to just solely focus on tutorials/reading books. The rest is practice, practice, practice. I have also fallen victim to investing to much time in watching and not "doing."
RE: Trouble with Colour -Godzilla
@Heather-Boyd - on my screen the non-night mode seems to be showing the color effectively with the ground a tan color.
I'm sorry, I'm not sure how you'd go about fixing it but did want to let you know that on my screen it seems to be appearing correctly.
RE: Godzilla Contender WIP - Critique Please.
So cute! I love this idea and bringing the style to more of a kidlit take on Godzilla.
The two pieces of feedback I have for the piece: 1) I think I might look at the anatomy of your Godzilla a bit firstly giving him a bit more of a neck. Secondly, it sort of looks like his shoulder is coming out of his mouth the way you have it drawn. And so, maybe by giving him more of a neck and shoulder this will help? 2) There seems to be some tangents between the tail of Godzilla and the spiders legs. Maybe you could make a bit more or less overlap so it doesn't look like the legs are just cutting off in the shadow?
I hope this is helpful, good luck!