Here's my little traveler, ready to take on the quest with his bluebird friend in tow to help him see dangers or possible prospects ahead.
Graduate of San Jose Sate with a BS degree, illustration concentration. Went to work in the graphic design field after college, keeping in mind computers were just appearing the year I graduated. ( Ya, I am that old ) so all my PS and Illustrator skills were learned on a need to know basis. I've gone full time freelance now since I quit my "day job" about 1.5 years ago. I'm finding there is sooo much more to learn, stuff I never learned in college and I'm so excited to become a better illustrator with the help of people like you!
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RE: Digital Sketching Series WIP
I love it, but like geekinm 's comment, the "mom" in me makes me worried about boy sitting on the stove:o I'm assuming the highest contrast is on the boy on the stove because you want the viewer to focus on him. Other wise I'd like to see some other high contrast areas as you did such a nice job on him. (perhaps to help the kid with the bread to pop forward more from the background.)
RE: Light and Shadow for Illustrators feedback
I think you're doing a great job but my only issue is that it appears your light source is the lamp in the right corner(? ) but I can't see any light actually coming from it! The light /lamp would cast a bright sharp edge ray of light shining on the wall and down on the pillows below it as well as a bit of light coming from the top opening.I think it would be a good idea to make all the shadows all a bit dark as well. You can google lamp on in dark room to see samples. I like your layout!
RE: Your published books : )
I've illustrated quite a few for the educational venue over the years but here are a few I Illustrated for general public use.
The Snowman's Song by Marilee Joy Mayfield
A Mother's Love by Marilee Joy Mayfield
Joey by Dana Lynn Coles
Jimmy's Gone Green by Kathy Cane
RE: Need some feedback/help solving style problems
@fmb I'm really liking the night one, great work on the white caps. Keeps my eye on the car not the sky that is secondary.
RE: Cat and Mice - please critique!
I agree with the things Melissa has pointed out plus one more(though you may have changed it at a later time on your own) I'd like to see the leader mouse more to the left only because it bothers me that the foreground mouses ear lines up exactly with the inseam of the leaders pants. Very small detail.