@Christina-Taylor-Brown Thanks, Cristina! Thats actually a result from the Drawing Villains and Monsters class. It explains a lot :)))
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RE: Art for fantasy childrens novel
@mbore710 That's good to hear Also I think we are usually more comfortable drawing our own gender first, and I'm still coming out of that.
@Kevin-Longueil Thank you, Kevin
@Christina-Taylor-Brown Thank you, Cristina. I think you are so very right about the curl, but I am still hoping to find a way to keep the hair and get the boy look. Everything is still pretty much in the concept stage so I hope it will evolve in a better way.
Here's a little update with some sketches. These are of the bad guy wizard character. In the story he lies a lot, can grow very big or become very small.
This is a concept drawing I did for the girl character. She has been turned into a raven by the wizard. It's still not what I had in my head, but thought to show it anyway
I also did a tweak in the first drawing. Redid the tree and played around with placement. Any thought on wheter this is better or worse would be very appreciated
RE: Favorite Artists/Illustrators
What a wonderful topic! I'm really eager to see what everyone shares.
I really can't pick any favourites, because I seem to like pretty much everything - from the most simple and graphic, to the painterly and loose styles. I can say what my brain has been feasting on lately is this painter - Stepan Kolesnikoff. Found his paintings on pinterest.
What he did with trees and atmosphere and lighting...I really feel like I can breathe the cold in the air
As for more modern, digital things - https://www.google.bg/search?q=Priscilla+Wong+art&rlz=1C1KAFB_enBG543BG544&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CDMQsARqFQoTCPH-vYex8scCFcvWGgodpoYOsg&biw=1920&bih=955
Priscilla Wong. I think someone mentioned her in a video. Real treat to look at :))
I might share more on a later post.
RE: Art for fantasy childrens novel
O wow thanks everyone! I will use your suggestions and post the corrections soon. I also have a villain wizard coming along, so, more to come
@thrace7724 The novel is Yan Bibiyan (name of the main character). It's from a bulgarian author, so I don't believe its been translated, at least I couldn't find anything on the internet. It's sort of got a similar feel to Coraline, Wizard of oz thing, but with a boy. I just love that kind of stuff :))))
Art for fantasy childrens novel
Ooook whew here I go ....
Some time ago I decided to make an illustrated version of a kids novel from my childhood, for my PF. This was supposed to be easy and fun. But just because it is one of my favourite novels, I went from being super excited to being frustrated and getting stuck I should have expected this. I would love some thoughts on where this is going :))
1930s. Main character is a boy, described with long messy hair, strong and always with wripped clothes and dirty. He was banished from home because he only does bad things. I have been told in my design he looks like a girl. What do you think? Any ideas on how to make boys look more boyish, but not manly?
The other character is a devilish creature, that his father banished from home because he can not do bad. They become friends. The creature is athletic and always hopping around. I used this to show that they are basically opposites. This here is the scene where they meet.
The raven is also a character.
Any feedback and suggestions are very welcome and appreciated.
RE: Vector Bandwagon
Oh wow, I had never heard of this software before, but vector drawing had always given me a headache and I always avoid doing anything in vectors. This looks awesome, really sketchy and painterly. I will definately give this a try
Would love to see more vector drawings also :))
RE: Red Riding Hood Designs
Really nice designs. I love how the wolf looks, he made me laugh out loud The idea to make him so thin because he must be so hungry is really refreshing, as most of the wolfs I've seen done for the story are tough and strong.
As for suggestions I could recomend, as others have said, a bit more hair for Red. She seems to have a boy cut. Also tiny similarities between her and her grandma would be nice, just to make them more related.
Ther than that, great idea for a portfolio filler.
I am eager to see grandma's house. :)))))))))
Just wanted to say HI :)
Just wanted to say HI to everyone in this wonderful forum!
A little something about me - I'm an engineering design graduate with a passion for drawing and making pop-ups. I['m still experimenting with different mediums trying to find what I like best. I like working with watercolors, inks, gouache and also digitally. I'm quite afraid of showing off art, but I hope to work on that here, and also make some friends