Welcome! This is a great community. I think we are all excited to see your work and hear your opinions.
My name is Justin Moss. I'm currently a freelance illustrator. I have illustrated a children's book and worked on animated trailers for children's books. I graduated from Saint Francis University with a degree in graphic design with a concentration in illustration and motion graphics. If you would like to know anything else about me just ask.
Posts made by Justin Moss
RE: INKTOBER Pre show!!!
Excited for Inkotber this year! I've been in a bit of a slump so hopefully, this will help me push through, and come out a stronger artist.
I'm going to try and post my journey through Inktober in the forums. I'm a bit nervous though because I have not shared my work on here before.
RE: July WIP never hunt for sport
Great new composition!
This composition creates a sense of depth. With the cooks "table" of supplies being in the foreground. You also have created a good path for our eye to follow with the stream. A lot is going on, but each thing does a good job of leading us around the piece.
Also, Love the tree wine holder. Hilarious!
I agree with what most are saying. Honestly, the bridge is next to the squirrels, so it is not throwing me off to much. Perhaps removing the railing. Or replacing it with rocks/stepping stones in the river. Just an idea.
RE: My Children's Book artwork showcase
Great work! The one with the characters sitting on the wall, looking at the city, is the strongest piece. You have great use of different colors, but still maintain an overall harmony to them.
I'm curious about the second to last piece. It takes me a second to notice the wall and the difference in the areas. Have you tried pushing the contrast between them? Possibly desaturating the colors in the walled-off portion of the city?
RE: SCBWI June draw this 'camp'
Really like the direction the piece is heading @Braden-Hallett! I like the idea of adding an animal. It would emphasize even further how they are in the wild. Perhaps a raccoon could be peering in the window. I'm a bit biased as I had a pet Raccoon. Or the spider, bird or lizard.
I've actually been toying around with the idea of joining SCBWI for awhile. What's the best thing about having a membership? Do they connect you with publishers? My funds are kind of tight right now, so I'm on the fence.
RE: Does the rest of this comic scan?
It has a good flow to it. Each speech bubble leading your eye to the next one and the panel layout is working well with the speech bubbles. Once you have the tails for the speech bubbles it will flow even better. The only things that might need a little adjustment are on the 3rd and 4th page.
On the 3rd page, the panel after they hear the door Ding. When Kyler says, "No it's not. It's your turn." I did a second take on that panel.
On the 4th page, the second panel when they are arguing in front of the door. I also did a second take on that panel. I'm sure once you move past the thumbnail stage things will be much clearer.
Those are the only small things I noticed. Anyway, keep up the good work!