@chrisaakins Hahahaha draw more of that guy! He looks so funny to me, made me laugh so hard xD
Posts made by Frost Drive
RE: WHO are these BAD artists??
Yeah Ness's videos are awesome!!
I keep wondering if what Will Jake and Lee meant by 'bad artists' is based off some vague ethereal reasons.
Like "This artist doesn't EVEN have SHaPE HarmoNY RyhTHYM in Their PAInt Stroke ShapeS!?!?! aRE YOU KIDDING ME>!?! TERRIBLE!!!!!!!"
WHO are these BAD artists??
In the recent podcast episode of Three Point Perspective, Will mentioned that one big reason some art students are unsuccessful is because they admire bad artist, and just have bad tastes.
And those bad tastes is what will make them never succeed in art.
Then Jake and Lee agreed.
I was really shocked by that. WHO's the bad artists? What if I like them?!?? Do I have bad taste??
I actually Do like terrible things sometimes. Where it's 'so bad it's good'
I can only find out the answer, if I find out WHO these bad artists are!
As batman would put it, WHERE ARE THEY!?!?
RE: Pls Help Me Choose 3 Pieces for SCBWI Portfolio Showcase
I think Santa, the underwater scene, and the bears camping caught my eye really well. Made me go woahhhhh ahhhh woooo ohhh
RE: Second Narnia piece--can I get some fresh eyes on sizes and placement, please?
From the text, it's all about the woman and the dwarf (which we can't see in this picture at all)
IMagining myself as a kid, or reader, I'd want to see the woman and the dwarf. (the fantastical things)
I've already seen schoolboys lots and lots of times. I would flip the composition arouund, and have the woman and the whole chariot thing powerfully looming over him. With the camera behind the boy.
RE: New 2 Drawing - Perspective Questions
I think drawabox.com teaches perspective the right way.
When things teach you "1 point, 2 point, 3 point" I think it's more UNhelpful than helpful because those don't apply to most pictures.
If you do the draw 250 box challenge from drawabox.com
Then you'll get an intuitive feel for seeing the boxes on everything in pictures.
RE: Basic perspective deconstruction based on an example image
I may be wrong on this.
But if your thinking about perspective as if it's one, two, or three point. Then you're thinking about it wrong.
I feel like people teach it so wrong when they do 1 2 3.
You could have just a box shaped centipede floating in the air. And there would be 3 vanishing points for EACH box.
There's no such thing as 1 point, 2 point, 3 point perspective imo.
RE: Vote 3 images for my SCBWI Portfolio showcase :-)
My votes on 1 , 4 , 7.
I guess I'm biased towards landscape composition, and images with lots of story or whimsical setting.
Is this TOO dramatic?
So I painted this image here for my kid lit portfolio.
Then a friend of mine, did this rough edit as a suggestion for the lighting.
While it looks really cool, it made me think. For kid lit portfolios, can you get TOO dramatic, or TOO cinematic?
I feel like kids books usually fall flat when it comes to drama and cinematics.
Or maybe it's just that very very dark lighting doesn't feel like kids illustration? I'm curious what everyone's thoughts are!
RE: Freelance Character Desing: I'm lost
Holy crud 4$USD? Where do you live?? That's criminally low.
I have a hard time charging people high rates too, but recently, I tried it out, and threw out double the price of what I'd usually do it for. And they denied. Then I reduced it by 10% and they still denied and said bye.
I didn't get the commission, but I still felt like a winner. And I just gained back a bunch of free time from not getting it. Sometimes time is more valuable.
How sad of an image is TOO sad?
In your portfolio, you gotta make moving pieces right? But how far is too far?
I'm guessing the line for that, is even closer when it comes to kids illustration portfolios.
I think, an example of too far, is a picture I seen once of a pokemon stuffed into a blender, boutta become poke'soup.
And upon thinking about it, that's too far I think, because it seems like it most certainly IS going to be a bad ending, and it's also not emotionally moving at all (in any good way at least)
What I want to draw, is two sad small creatures trapped in seperate jars, with a big creaturs face behind the jars looking through.
I think it'd be fine since it'd be emotionally moving, and it could seem like just one moment in a story that ends up with a good ending.
While I'm on the topic, is it pretty smart to avoid any and all even slightly serious topics completely too?
Such as hospitals, house fires, forest fires, etc.
Come to think of it, missing persons is a pretty sad and serious topic, yet Finding Nemo did it.
But I also remember one of Lee's books got turned down since there was a subtle theme of mourning in it.
It's probably best to err on the side of super super safe friendly caution. But it's a bit hard to come up with engaging story in one picture that way.
RE: Illustration Critique
@lpetiti It's not a hard and fast rule to include foreground, but it's just one of many compositional tools. Just throwing numbers out there, lets say theres 50 compositional tools. Any piece should probably have a dozen or so of those in them. (Cuz not all pictures can have EVERY tool. and when a picture doesn't have enough, it will look unbalanced and awkward.)
Also I think what skillydan did looks good! Doesn't look like two pieces
RE: 5 Important Steps to Becoming A Full Time Artist
Wooo!! Awesome, I sent in a question! I'm excited cuz it's one Ive thought about for a long time that I don't think gets talked about enough.
RE: Dream Portfolio Assignment Feedback
Overall your portfolio is really awesome!!
I thought I'd rank the images in here, since you said the ones on the right are not really portfolio ones? Even though I think one of those is the best!!!
These ranking are super arbituary, and mostly relied on how the image/story felt, and was it impactful.