@concept Hi Nathan! welcome to the forums, I'm quite new myself and actually signed up from listening to the podcast too!
your work is really great! looking forward to seeing more of your stuff as you progress
Freelance illustrator hoping to break into the Children's Book industry after improving my skills. Documenting the Journey on Youtube too (albeit badly).
For starting out digitally, I'd recommend a Wacom Intuos or Bamboo tablet. Not too pricey, are travel-sized and will take a beating I started with the intuos, and it served me very well. Great quality product if you ask me.
Of course, the Ipad and procreate would be better - but is definitely a lot more costly!
@hbryant You're right they are called challenges for a reason. My problem is partly that I took on a bunch of new work at the same time as deciding to do the challenge! haha.
The next one I do I will definitely make a priority, I think making it the first thing I do every day might be a good Idea. And making it a small commitment - not a full-fledged masterpiece!
I think the 'Rules' are often a bit unrefined, and when people see other artists creating finished work for these 30 day challenges - it makes them/me want to do the same or risk feeling inadequate or like you're not doing it 'properly'. which is not the case.
Thanks for your balanced reply - I think I do need to not be so hard on myself, just a little.
I tried to attempt the #JourneyJune challenge started this June by a few artists and completely failed tbh. I kept forgetting to post what i did and am now about a week behind.
They're tough and I think they show you if you've got a weakness of discipline, time management or are taking on too much work
This is really great but I would consider the color of the bear's face as it is really similar to the armor maybe the sword color would be appropriate
i second this, would really help make his face pop