Hi, Thanks everyone who gave feedback! This is my final. - I don't think I will be able to spend more time working on it till the end of the month.
fingers crossed for everyone. The entries are so cool.
Hi, I wanted to share my yeti here. This kind of promt is usually not my cup of tee, I would never have thought of drawing a yeti. But as I have started today and somehow really liked the process, I thought I can as well follow through. Any Ideas how to improve the first sketches? Give more character to him. Any poses really off?
Hi, here are my updates. I worked on the colour and it took me quite a while to figure out what colour the snow could be and how to make the character pop. I looked at some snow by night pictures and really liked the ones where it went into the purple/ blue direction. Do you think it is too purple?
I am super into stencilling that the moment, therefore I basically did digital stencilling. I really like the flatness of this technique, do you think I should add some shadow on the ground though, to make the yeti more grounded?
Anything else that you see that I should be working on?
I did the character Design class by @AnnaDaviscourt and really liked it. Now that I have the Character Line up, I am thinking of doing a book cover for it. Please see the (super rough) thumbnails below and give me your feedback. Which ones do you like? Why? What is your favourite and what should I improve on it?
Thanks for taking the time.
First of all: Happy new year! may it be a merry, healthy and peaceful 2021 for everyone.
I took the ‘how to plan and complete a big illustration project' from @AnnaDaviscourt as a preparation for a project I wanted to tackle for a long time. I wrote a story and wanted to prepare a book dummy.
I am a little less than halfway through the storyboard and now deviated from my original schedule a bit. As I really felt like I wanted to look into the book cover already. So I did quite a few options as thumbnails and I wanted to share my favourites here to get some feedback. which one do you think is worth exploring? and why?
Thanks so much for taking the time and giving me feedback!
Hi, I think it is better if the title is in the sky, as it stands out more clearly and will be easier to read when displayed really small. Think if seeing it in the size of an instagram post or a stamp size print of the cover in one of the magazines that is ling around in the bookshops. Much easier to red the title. Hope that helps.
Hi, this is my first time posting here and also my first time wanting to take art in the contest. And, I really would like to get some feedback. As I had some problems with getting the account to work, the illustrations I share are more finished than I intended to. Basically here are 3 different ideas and I would like to know in which direction you think is better. And then what you would change / improve ...
Thank you for taking the time, looking and giving some feedback.
@Heather-Boyd thank you! I think next time I try participate with more thumbnails first. As I now showed almost final illustrations in the feedback-thread upfront, I didn't get that much feedback. And I am still unsure if I should not have posted a different one here as the final...
hi, thank you everyone for your feedback! here is the newest version. If there is anything still jumping out at you that needs fixing or could be nicer differently, please point it out to me.
@Melissa-Bailey-0 Thanks for the suggestion. the elephant works way better in a lighter colour. going to post an update in a minute, feel free to take a look at the most recent version.
I think I am going to stay with the colour palette though. I Know what you mean about the more saturated colours, but somehow I find this fits the mood and the intention quite well...
@Jeannelle-Pita thank you!
I like what you are saying about the mysteriousness. Therefore I think I will go for the first crop, as it really doesn't need to be a happy monkey. I will keep on posting here how it still evolves. I still need to add some detail and play around with the colours some more...
I have been working some more on the cover and stuck with version A, for now. I am still considering to do B as well. Lets see.
But there is my work in process. There are still a quite a few details missing and the colour is also still work in process but I wanted to get your opinion on the which crop you like better. (fe. I think I like the one without the mouth better, but does the monkey look quite sad without the mouth?)
As well as on the colour. I want to keep it quite abstractly coloured ( fe. not grey for elephant) but I am not sure if this is successful. I merged the colour-palettes from above and like it, but I am not sure about the yellow on the monkey for example and colour balance over all.
thanks for taking the time for feedback!
@Melissa-Bailey-0 Hi, thanks for the feedback. basically it is an ABC book with everything written in alliterations. Every page a new character is introduced but as the book advances, you can see different stories unfold in the background if you look closely at the pictures. It is all about an evening at the circus and quite lighthearted.
So, what do you think now? With the pink, I am also not sure if people put it too much in the "only girls" section, which it is not.
Hi, keep on working on the dummy and tried out some colors. which colour world do you prefer? I know this is not the cover anymore. I will share the progress I am making on that later. But I started with some colourschemes as well and thought I'd ask for feedback as well..
thanks for looking and taking the time.
@Melissa-Bailey-0 thanks so much for the feedback. yes, you are correct, a close up is usually a good one...
I'll try to share some more about the idea during the next weeks and ask again for feedback
@Kim-Rosenlof Thanks so much for your feedback. So I think it is narrowed down to A(with the light background) and B, with all the feedback. Do you also agree that A gives the feeling that the Money is the main Character? As it is actually not.