May is almost over now but somehow I did manage it to finish my peace and share it with you. I hope you like it .
I am not sure if the bindings should be that bright, since they are on the backside of the board? At least they should get darker in the lower region ?
Thank you for this nice episode. I always enjoy listening to- and learning from you and this topic gave me a lot of things to think about- which at the end will hopefully help me to improve my art.
Btw. Jake, you are right,- we Germans do have a word for it: "Zugtreppe". You are welcome :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_smiling_eyes: .
Thanks for sharing your experiences and knowledge with us.
@nyrrylcadiz looking good! Just wondering if the hand holding the spoon is looking alright . Have tried flipping the image just to confirm it is looking alright?
@nyrrylcadiz you did a really great job! I love the idea and composition! But I guess I know what @Darian means. I feel like the hand is upside down. In this position the use of the spoon would be more like a shoveling- on the other hand- kids do that sometimes, so @nyrrylcadiz I guess you chose the position on purpose? I still feel like the bending of the thumb is immoderate. Maybe if you change this, the whole hand would have a different effect on the viewer :).
I myself struggle a lott with drawing hands and feet. If I am unsure about the right angle, position or direction, I look for references on Pinterest or try to take the position my characters are in and to feel how it should be done. If it doesn't work, I take selfies of my hands and fingure positions :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_cold_sweat: . I added some refference links for hand positions . I hope I could help you somehow
@RHirsch I love your idea and all the fun characters in there. I am just wondering, how the reading would change if you work a bit with the perspective? Like making those 2 girls that are clinging to the rock a bit bigger? I tryed my best to show you what I mean, but since I am at work I can only use the good old "paint tool". Of course you would have to arange the other components as well. I hope I could help you somehow and I am looking forward to see your final illustration :).
I love your composition and the depth you created in your illustration. All those little details are well thought out and arranged. Maybe your problems with colouring the peace comes with choosing the right light situation. In your picture, you show a candle, but candlelight isn't bright enough to enlighten a whole room. So I feel like you are using a second light source, that can't be seen by the viewer. In that case, you might find a place (of screen) where you place your light source and put light and shadow in according to its position. Using 2 light sources can be very difficult, are you a member of SVS? I can really recommend the courses about light and shadow, they tackle this topic really well :). Looking forward to seeing your process and the final version of your illustration .
The progress you made is really great, I just feel like the eyes of the tiger could be a bit closed (like in the references) to increase the feeling of threat. In your illustration, the eyes are wide open. In German there would be a word for it, it is called "zukneifen" I am not sure how to translate it properly, so you may just try to look angry yourself, in front of a mirror and see how the form of your eyes changes --> . looking forward to seeing your finished piece .
@NessIllustration you are right, I was kind of unsure about this topic because of the podcast and the example Lee White gave didn't clear all my doubts. So thanks again for showing and explaining how animation style looks like.
@mellebluesworld I would say yes, your penquins on instagram are very animated like. But I am not a pro. Last year I was at the Frankfurt Book fair, and almost all feedback was: to animtion style, to defined and clean...So I am trying to change my style since than.
Oh my... I am going to the Frankfurt Bookfair this year and was planning to show my portfolio... hearing your words makes me realize that I need to work on a completely new portfolio now . Thank you for your comment, you saved me from making the same experiences that you made . Do you still have an illustration from that time on your Instagram account? Wouldn't count any of them as "looking to animated like or polished" - btw.: love your illus . So many cute animals and children .
@Jason-Bowen An animation style is usually very clean, polished, commercial looking. This is very shaded and textured, it's very far from an animation style.
So would you say my illustrations could be counted as animation like?
@Jonas-Zavacky I really like your latest version, the movement conveys the message of "finally there" or "I can't wait to get there" and the colours in this version are light and friendly. In my opinion, there is no competition between the rabbit and the house, since the house has a more brownish red and the rabbit builds with the lighter clouds in the background (compared with the house) a great focal point. I am looking forward to seeing you further progressing .
Hi Melle. Not at all! I appreciate your getting back to me with those recommendations. I actually just started watching Painting Light and Colour only after reading your message, and it's just what I need! So, thank you! I'm going to get started on taking notes and doing exercises for practice. I'll get around to the other courses as well. But man, there is so much in just this one.
You're right - the idea of the candle being burnt down would be so great to work into this illustration. Right now I know my lack of knowledge on light and colour is limiting my exploration in that regard. I'm going to see if I can give it a shot while progressing through the class I'm currently taking.
Thanks once again!
YW, I am glad I could help. And I just knew this class would be perfect for you . I bet real soon you will be able to solve the light and colour issue in a perfect way. Looking forward to it :).