I won't be finishing this, but I wanted to archive it somewhere.
I noticed that shortly after I posted. I had two different hand drawings and accidentally clicked the older layer on when I was trying to close a folder. Whoops.
Sharp eye! No one else had mentioned it.
You’ve helped a whole lot! Thank you, Jonas! I’ll do that. I see where things get muddled.
And thank you! I had a lot of fun with the clothes.
Thank you, Darian! Also, I have no required dimensions or restrictions. This is a character of mine and something I did for fun.
I'll try cropping + adding more small scale objects to better emphasis it. I had taken some inspiration from the high arch walls in Middle Eastern architecture and hoped the palm trees might have helped. I'm going to try dividing it into stories with balconies, stairwell, windows, etc. Thank you for suggesting birds! Gardens likely would have some nesting somewhere.
Okay! Thank you! I think I have an idea of what to put so that storytelling aspect is filled. Thank you again for your help!
When I started this, I had been looking at Middle Eastern architecture and its high arch walls. I'll test out dividing it into floors, add shutters/windows, and balconies, etc. I see where I can push it to look more like a courtyard to help with scale.
Thank you so much, Teju! I really, really appreciate all of your help!! Thank you so much for the PS edit as well! It helped me a lot.
And the sky isn't terribly important. I can cut some of it away.
I see what you mean. I’ll move some things around so things aren’t so symmetrical. Thank you, heather!
I want to thank all of you again so very much for your help! I think I’m going to do two versions of this. I’ll be keeping everyone’s notes in mind from this, and you all have given me some ideas on how this could be heavily changed.
Thank you, Teju! I've added some space to the left, trimmed down the excess space near the bottom and lengthed the sky. Is this better?
Thank you, carriecopa! Okay. I've made changes and now I know what I want to ask! And thank you! I'm very happy it's all over. It's certainly weight gone.
I don't have my tablet at the moment, so I did the doodling with my mouse and lasso tool. Please forgive my messiness!
The character was intended to be a giant. I wasn't sure how well it read though. Does the additional palm trees help establish a stronger sense of scale?
I've moved the smoke so it's facing the direction of the eyes. Do you think this builds a stronger composition? This started as a character sketch and I later thought of adding a background, so I realize my planning was poor.
In addition to the character's shadow, there's rim lighting on the umbrella and the top of the building, and shadow along the wall and a cast of orange on the ground. Is this correct? Should anything be altered?
I have no experience, so I can't offer any help. I wanted to tell you congratulations though! That's awesome!
GDBee! I know your art!!! It's so amazing to see you here! Welcome to SVS! I wish you luck on your journey into the kidlit field. It's great to hear you've been able to find someone so patient and want to publish something. I'll definitely be on the look out.
Hi, everyone. I'll be graduating soon and there's a fellowship I'd like to apply to once I do. The tiger is my most recent piece, and the fairies were done roughly a month ago, but I'm happy to go back and refinish it. I would really, really appreciate any feedback anyone has.
On a side note- when I was working on the tiger, I realized that because I always work at max brightness my colors might seem a bit dull on other screens. I edited it a little bit this time once I finished, but I worry it might look too bright...