Works been busy but we are doing baby stuff and that's always fun.
Neat I'm totally working on this myself. I work as a designer/illustrator for a large online printer making templates from business cards to greeting cards and everything in between; requiring me to be well versed in a million different styles bouncing around nearly daily. 12 years of this has caused me to have no idea what MY voice and style is. I've gone through the steps of creating a dream portfolio, I'm working on analyzing the portfolio and would love everyones opinions on commonalities they see in the work, or if you agree/disagree with what I find.
What I've worked out:
Folk Art / Sci - Fi (sometimes both at once!)
Abstract or minimal backgrounds
A lot of detail
Texture - usually with lines
I'm sure there are more things I'm not seeing. I'll reply with some pieces of my own that I like in a few days that hit some of these commonalities. This has already been so helpful in helping to discover my voice.
I’ve only played with Fresco a bit, but I wasn’t really impressed. Maybe as they continue to develop it will feel more polished but right now I think drawing on the iPad is rightfully dominated by ProCreate.
I can’t speak for text in Fresco but it does exist and quite well for the iPad, in ProCreate.
Procreate is supposed to get a large update before the end of the year and unless I’m mistaken it will have a watercolor engine similar to that of Frescos, which is pretty cool.
@Braden-Hallett Maybe making Billy a red head in an earthy graveyard would help him pop.
Like Lee says, these last two steps are the easy part, I blew my sketch up to size, and redrew it finalizing the little details.
Then I took my time painting the final work. I debated inking it as I tend to go over everything with a heavy line but in the end decided against it, for the better I think. I painted in ProCreate then brought the illustration into Photoshop for a bit of color editing and one last look in grayscale.
I hope you've found this helpful, or at least cool to see the way another artist works!
Here I redrew 4 (3.5, really) options that I thought were the best. with some better values. and sent them to Jake. He liked the one with Melanie's shop being the physical computer, (I thought that was the strongest too and presented it as the first image) and asked for a slight change; to make the computer a modern Mac. Agreed!
I resketched Melanie's shop with a modern Mac and did a few color studies. Color is really only something I've focused on for the last few months and it is definitely my weakest skill. I referenced some of the colors from my Pinterest board and brought my colors into Photoshop (I use procreate for the bulk of the illustration) to recheck their values by desaturating them. (My wife also went to school for painting and her eye is better than mine!)