Thank you for all the comments. I think that everyone's advice on pushing the contrast has really helped improve the pictures. Got about 3 left to go, but happy how it's moving forward
After practicing more of my digital sketching skills and after taking a second look at theses sketches I'm started to add more detail and refine/ push the contrast in them, especially in the areas that stand out.
I hope this heads the image overall. What do you think of the adjustments?
Something a little different. I've got a bunch of Potter wannabe kid sketches to paint up when I have the time, but took a little detour and tried the sketch style on one of them. I've added in a little color to make the scene a bit more interesting too. I've wondered whether to add some tone to the background or whether to keep it white. Any thoughts?
To keep practicing digital sketching, character design and to boost my social media I'm trying out drawing characters from movies that I like. I want to fit it to my style as much as I can without losing the likeness of the characters. This is a WIP but can anyone guess the movie?
Not part of this series, but to save making a new topic I'll add it here. Wanted to try mix up caricaturing with this pencil style. Went into more detail with the crosshatching, though Ithink it can work well both ways. Might be hard to guess but this is Nikola Tesla done for facebook contest
This one was a bit more tricky to get it done at it needed 4 characters in a small space (on the porch). I wanted the composition to look nice so it seem like a good idea to put them all on different steps.
I've added a quick step by step of my process for how it was done. The most important step was to get the sketch right and from that I would put some flat shades down before cross hatching with the brush. Another important step was to choose where to place the focus through composition and value, to bring the viewers eye to the character in the chair.
@Kori-Jensen thank you! It's all digital. I usually sketch out some thumbnails traditionally but move to the digital side later. Will has some great bids about digital sketching. I made my own brush to get the effect that suited me and although I'm still trying to improve it's been a fun process.
I'll be posting up some step by step shots of how I do each one later, so hopefully you might find that useful.
@Kori-Jensen Thank you I really appreciate it The baking one is also still my favorite one too!
This next one was a fun one to do. This story focuses around the previous "bad boy" telling a story to the class that he made it, but tries to come off as a hero. Had fun adding a few hidden easter eggs in this one.
Thank you for all the comments. I can see what you mean about sitting on the stove. However this story is about a boy who said he baked a cake but actually didn't. He made a mess on the floor in preparation to make it, but then bought one. The 2 other characters arrived later and figure out what he did. I can still understand about the bad implication of saying to kids it's ok to sit on a stove so i'll think about what to do with that.
Also good point about adding a bit more contrast, that should be an easy fix and i'll see how I get push those values a bit more.
The next picture in the series is about the boy's dad who is looking at hiring a new person for his store, but is unsure about who to hire. I feel it's almost there but might need a little more work on it before it's fully done.