Here's my entry. My 3 year old is really into giants right now, so I had to go with Jack and the Beanstalk.
@Kristin-Wauson Oops! I was rushing to finish this before going on vacation and now that I'm home I noted that there are some stray marks that must have appeared after I rearranged some layers. Here is the updated version. Not sure if I should go back and delete the old one.
Hope everyone had a great holiday. I was given the gift of a stomach virus over Christmas and haven’t drawn anything in a couple of weeks. Feels good to be back at it, but boy do I feel rusty. Here’s my idea/rough sketch for BIG and just because I’m not sure I have added enough details at this point to make it clear, that is a beanstalk the cat has climbed. Any suggestions are very much appreciated.
Okay, this is my first time posting work here. I was randomly inspired to do the Slowvember prompt and threw this together today. I am in the middle of watching the new composition class, so I wanted something to work on to try to implement those principles. And I’m going to attempt to paint it and finish it since I have abandoned my last several illustrations halfway through and my confidence with finishing stuff is at an all time low. I’m hoping that by deliberately working through each step of the process I can break the failure streak.
Any feedback welcome. I already see stuff I want to change. Thanks!
@Nyrryl-Cadiz thank you! My book is sort of a fractured fairytale. It's called Mr. Thatcher's House and it's about a rabbit who is obsessed with building the perfect house, but no matter how hard he works on it, something is missing. Eventually it grows so big that homeless fairytale characters start coming to the door and they want to live there too. The house becomes chaotic and he is very stressed about it and has to decide what to do.
Does anyone paint in gouache? I bought a bunch of paints like a year ago and tried it one afternoon. I had been told by someone who works for Jerry’s Artarama that it’s the medium most similar to digital painting. I had no idea what I was doing. They are very different than anything I have painted with and I got super frustrated. The experience ended with me running to the bathroom to puke my guts out (unrelated to the gross painting I made — it turns out I was coming down with a stomach virus).
But I haven’t been able to look at those tubes of paint since. I literally shoved the entire mess in a drawer and tried to forget about it. Lately I’ve been itching to try again equipped with better knowledge. Does anyone have tips or favorite YouTube channels or books? It seems like the info out there is much more limited than watercolor.
I am setting up my 2019 bullet journal and would like to be more intentional this year about what I’m doing to do to improve my art and storytelling because if I don’t set goals, I am like a chicken with no head. Does anyone have any specific actions they are planning to take? I want to do more SVS prompts this year. I was re-listening to the 3 Point Perspective podcast about filling your creative bank account and liked the idea of coming up with 10 new ideas a day (might try that for a month and see what happens) and reading 3 books at one time. I would love to hear everyone’s ideas.