@Chip-Valecek Did you play around with hue and saturation of the shadow layer to see if it turns out less muddy?
I went through a lot of trouble before I could sit on my desk again. Now I really, really wanna draw! Finally!
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RE: Our SVS Virtual Studio November 🍁 2019
@Braden-Hallett I love those big animal pictures! Would be nice to see a story with them.
This is what kept me busy the last couple of days:
The map for a fantasy novel I've written together with a friend a long time ago. We want to publish it finally.
Next will be the cover.
RE: My style discovery
Thank you @neschof! I have the feeling there's way too much (different) style there! I thought to proceed with both. One (below) for fast little projects (editorial, instructional, informational ...). The other for longterm projects like children's books, book covers, or I don't know yet ... bord games whatever.
Havn't explored the market sufficiently yet. If anyone has a hint, where my stuff would fit, pleeease let me know!
RE: Dream Portfolio and growing as an artist.
I think it's a good first try on a copy. It's not easy at all! There are many things in the original piece that you don't see, namely the process! Before you start your next master copy, you could go and see if you find out how the artist uses to build up the image. Some artists post process videos. So you see if and how they use layers, if they change colors and so by manupulating curves after drawing. I saw artist who use a layer for local colors, another one for shading, yet another one for highlights ... You couldn't tell how to do this just by looking at the ready image.
Keep on going!
My style discovery
I am putting this in a new post now to have everything together. So, follows: My dream portfoli #1 & 2, and last, my own works.
Dream portfolio 1 (painterly):
Dream portfolio 2 (drawing):
My 20 pieces:
The great part of this is pretty old (7 years and up!), then comes inktober. No, I havn't drawn in all those years. However, there's a lot of black and white. I never got confident with working in color (and most of the projects claimed for b&w). In my two children's books there used to be little to no background at all - Another thing I hadn't practice enough. But it seems to me I am capable of set creating as I managed in inktober
I see that I constantly use strong diagonals in my compositions and they are determined by light and dark areas. Thought I have been doing more with lighting, but it seems to me that I can also improve that. Mainly the colored pieces have quite a flat look.
RE: Going Digital ... Feedback, please!
@Kevin-Longueil Took a bit time to answer, sorry! Thank you Kevin, this is helpful! Critique is always welcome I am going to redraw her completely and post her here. Yes, everything was slightly squeezed, which I noticed when I mirrored her. I gave more space to the ear in the bottom drawing already. It was based on a really fast sketch.
Warmer skin tone in dark areas - this is interesting to me, because I used to choose a colder tone for shaded areas as this was what I learned to see. (reflection of blue sky light). I will experiment with that. Making the eyes pop =
just checked out your Instagram - some really nice stuff!
RE: Accountability: using Lee White’s 6-step process to create a Christmas card
I'd also recommend you Lee's video which I've seen last week. Forget about all the details. Try using only very simple shapes for the beginning. This is only about composition. You can also use a blank sheet (paper or digital) for sketching around. Then take a sheet of paper and cut out a little frame with the same aspect ratio as the postcard and hold it over your scribbles. You can change angles, size, where the borders end etc. without drawing them and play with it.
For the idea with the assembly lines, you could fill a bunch of thumbnails only with their rough shape. No extras. They are the main visual element of composition you've got there. How do you get these basic shapes look hamonic on your format? Once you have that, you can do another bunch of thumbnails with your assembly lines and only with, say, circles for where the bichons stand. Hope you get what I mean. That's just one idea.
RE: Discovering our style - Who's in?
@xin-li So why not opening several folders, naming them "composition", "light", "theme", "color" and whatever box you want, and sort your images like that? This can be a parallel process to your dream portfolio, and you don't loose track of the things you want. Maybe it's easier to choose the pictures then? Just picking the best things from each folder ... Just an idea.
Ah, and it also took me many hours to get together all the images. I was just refering the time of sorting them out which was quick.