Ginkgo Overcomes Godzilla
Edited and thanks to everyone who helped. My computer screen still looks better than my Ipad -what can you do (shrug).
New year and a new day everyday to start afresh. Returning focus to traditional medium. See you around,
LOVE is completed. lols But real love keeps on going.
I hope you guys enjoy - I learned not to fight against myself - I like outlines -so I will pursue this route in the future.
This reindeer is one of those types of friends that will go to many lengths to love and enjoy the company of his friends.
After pulling along his hedgehog friends, he sinks down into the snow to rest.
I am very proud of this short 2 day work, especially when the candy cane looks like I could eat it. I had not intended to go realistic but when I add shadow and light it always seem to turn out that way. I just love looking at it and it reminds me of drinking it up. And I saw those bubbles and I just had to try and paint them.
So this is what I have been up to. With the aid of Shapes 2D, Drawing Fundamentals with Dave Malan. I have used a single reference but it is for practise. 6 animals and working on 6 objects this week. I plan to do 6 people/portraits and 6 environments. Then I will move on to Shapes 3D and repeat.
This was done in carbon paper transfer, watercolour and pencil (and only digital to adjust colour/contrast issue because my image was larger than my scanner, so it didn't scan exactly). I have become so accustomed to digital in being able to zoom in and add detail that I was unprepared to design this way, however thanks to @demotlj and @burvantill who so kindly helped me out, I was able to adjust things at the end. I still have lots of improving to go.
This work was inspired by the thought that only from earth's perspective do stars fall across the heavens. Also I wanted to tell a story about this adventurer kid who imagines steering his sights to the greater unknown.
@ArtofAleksey I find of these the first brown/red really helps pop your characters but find the last lighter blue one softer or easier to look at for my eyes (though the dog gets lost with a blue head). And from the 3 you've chosen the first and I agree with the mention of the value study. I have been doing value studies first then trying my colour studies.
@Coley I apologise since I haven't posted yet this month.
On that note I am posting two things. I finished this up yesterday;
Also I started a website. It's a free account for the time being -until I get my stuff in order and making some income from it. It's a start and good start since I've actually did it finally. Now my family who are not on instagram can see my work.
Here it is, https://heatherboydillustration.wordpress.com/ I did struggle a bit with wordpress.
Let me know what you think. Thanks.
I've been wanting to draw a robot but I really must keep things simple -I overdid my idea last month and lost time and motivation to do it.
It's good you said children's book and not picture books because I think you could work yourself in the older readers category (with fewer pictures) that and graphic novels for older readers. I say this because for me your audience looks more mature (also with the book you provided -more text) and older characters. Favourites are 1, 6, 9. 6 being a start towards older readers graphic novels or books. I hope that helps a bit.
@xin-li I saw this work in the book now I know who you are talking about.