Just saw this now. Those are super fun colours -each page, a full rainbow book! Nicely done.
I am a 29 year old Canadian, with a background in Print Media and Photography. This will be my second year in SVS classes and so very excited for this New Year!
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I agree as well with the smoke if it led up to the wizard but did not "trap him". But I am very fond of your pencil drawing skills! Your characters have nice eye contact each with their own emotional response to the situation. You really bring out those curvy shapes and lines without needing to circle the wizard with the dragons smoke.
I couldn't access your website but managed well enough on your Instagram.
RE: Master Studies Homework Buddy? (Composition and Env classes)
21 Days ago wow -so putting aside Alice for a bit I have managed to get to the MASTER Copy Study drawing and composition. So I chose Kamil Murzyn who is a Polish Fantasy Artist and Author. You can find his work here: https://www.artstation.com/kamilomurzyn
I really love his Shadow Pass Environments but chose a composition with characters, a bit of architecture and lots of environment . So instead I went with his Necromancer's Tower, Shadow Pass Town. I have completed the thumbnail and composition stage and will post the finishing drawing early next week.
It has really help me gained a little confidence with my preliminary character shapes.
RE: Roadblocks to Success
I am partly the opposite with the classes and worksheets I can pump out a lot of actual work from them and feel like I get loads done. My February contest work was my best of combining my learning.
When I see people draw characters I want to as well but even though I have taken How To Draw Everything combining shapes and perspective I struggle hugely with. There just seems to be so much to tackle and work through.
I feel even more pressured because I am not working. I want to have a website started in the fall. I think children’s book illustration but I love environments but not sure a future in that.
Anyways thanks to know we are roughly in same boat. Cheers!
RE: Painting Color & Light 2.0 Assignments
On camera hidden is that light under the stairs in only one direction - I feel maybe a little glow in the back.
On camera one the light may shift the stair shadows more diagonal to the left or to us if that makes sense. The shadow also looks like it’s in front of the stairs, which is odd.
But yes I think it looks good and it just dawned on me to do these worksheets digitally.
I haven’t done the class yet. I have a master copy composition and the lizard down the tree composition work to complete by the end of the month.
RE: WIP book cover Alice in Wonderland Critiques are welcome
Hi Below are my suggestions:
The rabbit ears are in an awkward position and cropped off -what reason did you have for not including all of him? Maybe if he was jumping up to get the pocket watch.
The tea pot with the face reminds me more of Beauty and the Beast rather than Alice in Wonderland.
I like how Alice is sitting on the key and looking at the Cheshire cat (which I wish was not so high -same height as the key).
You have a lot of playful elements of the story - I just think you need to focus on 2-3. I like how you have detailed your tree leaves.
What are your plans for the background? -purple right now -with the frame it looks like a world you can step into but that purple is flat/ stops you from going any further.
I definitely struggled in the what "elements" I should include because I just recently finished reading the book and there are so many characters and smaller stories hidden. I will not be finishing it for the contest but am satisfied I have a solid idea (with the elements organised -my drawing is not up to where I want it for this contest).
It is nice Alice will get into the contest - by your interpretation
RE: Who is this Anna Daviscourt person?
Hello Anna, I am Heather. I have been here for a year and have learn so much but I struggle with not just finding a style but also focusing on what route I want to take. I am finishing up Creative Composition 01 and will move into the Enviroment Design class because landscape and environments have always held a place with me. Though I am not certain what route other than concept art there is for landscape and enviroment - not that I am opposed entirely to it - will require more than I can give to it. Anyways I love your colours in your work - very striking! Oh and I haven’t taken any of your classes yet.
RE: Creative Composition - Full Render
@inkandspatter I really like how you are refining the foreground creatures -looks so polished. Just saw those little had prints on the tree -that's really nicely done.
Perspective wise I have an issue with the second tree from the left side -it looks slightly tilted more to the left than than others -that are converging more to the proper right.
What are the pops of white in your image?