Just a summer monster changing style.
I hope the illustration is fit with the topic
@lucisaurus here is my Christmas illustration. Happy holidays and merry Christmas everyone!
I knew it's super late for introduction. I joined the forum on April and even have participated the contest. I wanted to introduce myself but wasn't confidence because of my broken english. Anyway, I hope you all don't mind with my broken english and my super late introduction, I really want to learn from this forum and all of you guys.
So, here I am! call me Lenny, I am from Indonesia. I listened to bunch of Will's and Jake's videos on Youtube. I also enjoyed a lot the new podcast.
I draw mainly for children's book (mostly for self published authors) but sometimes also for other stuff like packaging, app, etc. I jumped into fulltime freelancer as illustrator in beginning of 2016. I learn drawing mostly self-taught. I subscribe some courses in schoolism and svs as well. But I am really bad in time management, so it took me so long to even finish one course (lol).
I really love storytelling so most of my works is about that.
Here is some of my works:
That's all and thank you!
@SundayGirl76 I really love your works!
I was planning to do it until my CTS relapsed and still have some works to do
I only managed to do the cover
I actually planned to make my own simple story but after all, I can't manage it
Maybe one illustration per day is really not possible for my style though.
@Johanna-Kim and @rcartwright thank you so much for your advices! both of you are right, I tried to desaturate and lighten the mushrooms in distance. I also changed the mushroom's colors in foreground to a dark blue so it didn't bring too much attention. I hope now the little girl with her companion will draw more attention. But I also want people to see (although not too much) their destination that's the mushroom village. Hopefully now it works.
but don't hesitate to tell if anyone of you have another thoughts! I very appreciate it
For this year halloween, I came out with idea about the halloween from the ghost's point of view. Here 3 ideas of composition I had:
which composition do you guys think turn out best? or another suggestion will also very welcome.
Thank you so much
I finally have time again and back to this piece (although Halloween is over). I changed the ghost character from the last time to give better visualization.
Here is the sketch
and here is the color rough
any feedbacks are welcome!
I have faced this situation both in unpaid and paid terms.
For the unpaid, at that time I accepted because I didn't have work and the style they wanted was quite simple (just flat rendering and they already have the characters). But they ended up accepting me so after all the test illustration is not wasted.
The paid one, I ended up didn't get chosen.
For me personally, I will accept it as long as:
But I think everyone has different concern and requirements. I also agree the real legit publisher should have offered a fee for the test illustration. After all, I wish you luck and I hope it helps a bit!
I joined Upwork (as Elance before) and Fiverr. I done 2 jobs from Upwork some years ago but after that I never take any jobs from there anymore. From my experience, most of the jobs there are low budget. Even for me who lived in Indonesia, is not possible to make living of it. But I think if you have a stable day job and illustrating only a side job (like I used to do), those websites are worth to try as a starting point. What you need to pay attention is some clients are scammer (my sister got some), see their reputation before taking any job.