@braden-hallett Nice character design!
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RE: Our SVS Virtual Studio 2019!
I love the virtual studio idea!
Here's a link to what I'm currently working on. It's a graphic novel to raise awareness about sex trafficking. I would appreciate any comments or thoughts.
I appreciate any comments or thoughts.
Thanks everyone and keep on creating!
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/exodusillustration/
RE: Best website building services and best platforms to be on
Storenvy is a good one to look into to sell art and have a shop. Pretty good community as well.
For my site (https://www.exodusillustration.com/), I use site123. Super simple and easy but with most of the tools you'd need.
I just wanted to post the project I'm working on here. It's a graphic novel to raise awareness about sex trafficking. I would appreciate any comments or thoughts.
What projects are others working on? Anything big like a graphic novel? I'd love to hear about them and check them out!
Thanks everyone and keep on creating!
Graphic Novel Page process!
Hello everyone. I'm in the process of making a Graphic Novel and I published a post on my blog about the stages of a page. I think some of you may find it interesting and hopefully some find ideas or ways to improve their own art. I'm no professional by any means but it helps so much to see other people's processes and techniques. You can learn so much. So I'm trying to give back by posting about the stuff I know. Anyways, enjoy!
RE: Working on my book and wondering if I should start over with thumbnails
All i know is I laid out all 200 pages of my graphic novel with thumbnails first and it has been the best decision. As I'm going through and drawing the full size pages, I rarely have to think about it because I did all the layout thinking beforehand. It is making the art side of it just that more fun!
RE: Art Feedback
You have a great start to a unique style and feel to your art. I really think the best advice would be to keep at it. Keep learning new techniques by watching tutorials and taking some classes and keep drawing. You're lightyears ahead of so many people because you have projects that you've started and finished. So my advice is to keep doing what you're doing! Nice work my friend!
MAY 3rd Thursday
I won't be entering anything in the 3rd Thursday competition this month. I got a little sidetracked. I spent a week in the hospital and while I was there I did do a drawing. It might give you a clue as to why I was in the hospital in the first place.
Her name is Aurelia Grace and I was off spending time with her and not drawing! But it is worth it.
I couldn't help but post something about her.
Here's a couple actual photos!
Good luck to everyone this month!
RE: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc
Here are mine.
I go by Exodus Illustration on all the sites.
Blog where I talk about the art process and things of that nature.
I'm looking forward to checking out all of everyone's work!
RE: 3rd Thursday WIP April
I love your squirrel sketches. They're superb. My thoughts on it. Get rid of the spider. That's not going to get rid of the lumberjack. You need something better in my opinion. What about an acorn slingshot that pulled back and ready to fire? Or a bent back tree branch ready to swing and smack him? What would really get that lumberjack to go away? Also I'm not getting the magic toolbox. I want some more magic and sorcery! Maybe it's a mega spider? That might do it.
Anyways just some thoughts. Great idea and I love the squirrel but I think you can punch it up a little. Keep it up!
RE: does this work? composition and value... edit: back to the start! composition thumbnails
The composition of the piece is very nice. You have things in the best spots to create flow and movement but keeps you focused on the characters (which are lovely by the way). A couple small things to look at. The window, which I know you are looking at but wanted to reiterate that. Also the flower pot on the right side. Move it in just a touch so that it's not getting cut off. I think that will help it not feel crammed in there. You could remove the acorn to move the flowers. Also the three photos seem a little off. If I was the mouse and I was hanging photos I don't think I would put them there. Maybe just put one photo there. That might help.
Hope any of this helps. Great work and keep it up! Can't wait to see the finished piece.
RE: New Member - Critique Request
I agree with @RChabot The fish can't get around by himself. He needs a way to function better. I actually had the same idea of a space helmet filled with water. Or you could have a water tank on his back with tubes hooked up to his gills. Giving him something like that would improve his silhouette as well.
And welcome to the club!
RE: cintiq, surface, ipad pro
@lmrush I don't use my surface for artwork because I have the non pro kind. I don't really draw or sketch digital though. I use photoshop to color and that's it. I like using paper and ink. To me it feels more organic and i love seeing the tiny nicks and fliks of ink rather than a smooth digital line. But that's just my preference and that's why I've never really gotten into drawing digital. Mainly the surface is a great bridge between a Desktop computer, a Laptop, and a Tablet!