Hi all, what fantastic entries this month! Here is my traveller, he comes from a town of bee-people who are honey farmers. He can't fly like a normal bee but has a flying hat. Thanks for everyone who helped and gave feedback.
Amazing entries this month again. Here is the The Buzz Inn, it should have everything a weary bee traveller is looking for. I'm uploading to here and the Critique Arena website as I'm not sure what the best plan is this month.
Hi all, here is my entry for this month. I had a bit of a struggle with this and it’s not quite turned out how I wished but I have to say a massive thanks for all of the help along the way. There’s so many amazing entries. Wow!! (I’m uploading this from on my phone in a campervan so hopefully it’s worked)
Im doing a business course to push myself as an illustrator and working on opening a Redbubble shop. I’m trying to create a ‘brand’ for myself. Working on a cover image to use on my website/Twitter/LinkedIn as I have been advised to make all sites look coherent. Unfortunately every site has a different size for the cover image so I’m going to have to tweak each one
I also need to practice drawing people, something I put off EVERY month!
I'm enrolled in a business and illustrated merchandise course this month so it's quite a lot of writing and less drawing this month for me. I've tried to print some illustrations and put them in frames to see what they would look like. They are cheap frames and a rubbish home printer and office paper but it was just to get an idea of sizes (these are 8" x 10").
I am new to the forums so would just like to say hello. My name is Liz and I am from Tamworth, Staffordshire in the UK. I am using England’s never-ending lockdown as an opportunity try and restart my career and to follow the path that I always wanted to do.
I graduated as a Graphic Designer and have worked for some international design and advertising agencies full-time and freelance for the past nearly 20 years but I feel now is the right time to make the change. When I left my full-time job in 2014 and set myself up as Lizardillo (‘Lizard’ was my nickname and ‘illo’ is for illustration’) I had originally aimed to become more of an illustrator. I have ended up just doing my old graphic design/Artworker job as freelance but now it’s time to work as the ‘illo’ part of my name. When working for advertising agencies any illustration work was mainly for large corporate companies so I had to adapt style to the project and the client, I’m just getting back to finding my own style again. I feel my actual rendering is a bit too mainstream but I like to try and add personality and lots of little jokes/details to my illustrations. I like humour and to try and make people smile.
I have been listening to SVS podcasts and watching the courses for the past year and now is the time to put them into practice.
I have been looking through the posts and absolutely loving everyone’s work and comments. I am really looking forward to joining the community of like-minded people and hopefully contribute some practical advice from my general design industry experience as well as learn from others.
My website is lizardillo.co.uk which is a bit of a jumble of styles and projects at the moment.
Looking forward to joining you all.
Sorry about the long post - here is a duck eating a doughnut (donut?) to say thank you for reading (it’s a Eurasian Teal).
Well after a good few rounds of revisions and changes and tantrums and starting again, I have eventually finished the line work. I may have to go over some parts with a lighter line as the new template is making it a bit fuzzy and it hard to see some details. hoping to get the colour done tonight and tomorrow when I can fit it in.
I'm not sure about the beehive chimneys coming out of the sides of the top part. Should I remove them?
He is wonderful, I’m so glad you finished him. Thanks for sharing.
You've put so much work into him, he's going to be a wonderful portfolio piece. Please keep us updated if you carry on, I would love to see him all finished.