some character ideas for my Post Apocalypse Fairy tale story
You don't skip school when the Substitute Teacher is taking the class, Heather
The idea/joke is a Lord Humungus (from Mad Max) type character finds the murderous pillaging of the wasteland isn't as lucrative as it use to be and has to take a day job as a substitute teacher. Here's the original comic-strip from years ago, but now I want to redesign/expand it to the large 'Calvin and Hobbes' size
the website complements your artwork perfectly, top job Lei. Although personally I'd keep it simple and have one thing on one page. So instead of having the 'About' info at the bottom of everything I'd put it on it's own page and add a link/text next to 'sketches'
looks good to me. Really love your work, Rene. Reminds me of the Phoenix comic
one word... elegant.
I really love when illustration is done simply and well designed. To me the only thing letting it down is the type, probably needs a bigger and better font and the lines of type need to be closer together so it create one big shape instead of three
I'd say the first pic would work better in a series of sequential images e.g. comic or illustrated book. It doesn't really work as a standalone image
The second pic... one of the first 'how to' books I read was 'How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way' and the following drawing is vividly embedded in my brain to this day...
If you are drawing an action either draw the very beginning of the movement or the very end, anything in-between lacks energy or impact, which is something other people have picked up on. So if you combine the first pic and the second pic you get something with a bit more movement...
I also made them them look at each other. It doesn't matter what composition you use if there's a face in the image your eye will go straight for it and then your eye will look at what the face is looking at. So when they look at each other it's makes more of a fluid composition