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!
Hi there, everyone!
I am not an active member right now in SVS. I also barely write here, and I only joined SVS for three months after I had won the contest year ago (If I am not wrong) and also bought a class from here. But, I learned A LOT from people here in SVS as I read the threads and discussions. Long story short, I think I should also give some contribution in exchange.
Although I am not a hight profile illustrator, I've been working as a full-time illustrator since 2016. I've got projects mostly from Behance. I used to work for primarily self-published authors and companies in the past years.
Last December, after so many rejections and silent emails from agencies, I've finally signed with Cat Agency. They've rejected my first approach, but they gave me critical feedback. It required me like more than one year to eventually changed my style a little bit and signed with them. After all, it was worth it to tweak my portfolio until I feel comfortable and confident with my works before I've signed with an agent. (So if an agent is now rejecting you, but you have solid feeling and connection to that agent, don't give up yet. There might be second chance).
I am not an expert in this field and agents stuff, but as I've mentioned, I learned a lot from this forum, so I thought this would be a little bit of information to share, and if you've any questions related, don't hesitate to let me know!
@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:disappointed_but_relieved_face:
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
@Jeremy-Ross @MissMushy good question! So, my old style was exposed more to the animation style (like Pixar, Dreamworks). I uploaded here my past work so you can see. The eyes were enormous with the distorted body proportion (which is fine, but mine is too extreme like the head is huge compared to the body). My agent said it wasn't fit for a trade picture book (at least for the publishers who've worked with them). And this was my personal opinion, but I also thought I tend to render the image too much 3d-ish.
I hope it shows what I meant clearly
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 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 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!