This is an illustration I did for my first childrens book.
This piece was inspired by feeling disconnected from family and friends due to the covid-19 virus and finding new ways to communicate via iPad and digital apps.
I have been looking for online courses related to visual development, for example propdesign and environment design. So exited about the new course track SVS is releasing! I will subscribe as soon as I have the time to take the courses again. How are you all finding the new content?
I would love to hear an interview from a freelance artist doing visual development or character design for animation studios. Is it possible to work remotely and how do you get to this position? Is working remotely even an option or is most of the work done inhouse?
Beautiful, as @Amelia-Bothe suggested, adding more light to the facial area would pull the focus to that area and it would make the picture read clearer. Also the background and the foreground seem to have very similar tonal values. You might try tweeking that just a little by making either the foreground or the background a little bit darker or lighter. It would give the sketch more separation and clarity. How ever keeping the focus on the character, so being careful not make the background or the foreground too crisp, so that it does not shift the focus of the piece.
@Nyrryl-Cadiz thank you! I will check them out.
@Casual-T Thank you, I am planning on recording my process while painting or drawing in Photoshop. I will post the videos on Youtube once they are done.
This is the first recording of my sketching process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdJ_x0xhjv4
It was kind of a test to see how it would work with no real plan. I could not figure out how to speed up the video. That is why I recently bought the movavi screen recording and editing software. I am planning on doing more videos. I almost had a new one to post this week, but I had messed up with the controls thinking that it was recording and it was not... oh fudge....
@Casual-T This is the address https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHaovHBxCyAvSw436NAJ3A
There is not a lot of content in there yet, but I am planning on doing more.
All art students begin by copying old masters. Everyone "copies" or are influenced by artists that came before us... or rather do not copy but steel like a pro A couple of years ago I was in a seminar held by a writer Jymn Magon who wrote episodes for animated TV series like Ducktales... I think... He said that all stories have already been told and that what makes your story different is the character who's story it is. Same thing with illustration. All pictures have been created but what makes your picture unique is the story and the characters and I suppose your personal style.