Hi Everyone, here is my entry!
Farmers, beware of the black sheep!
Hi everyone, here is my entry for this month's contest!
Lisa's robot invention worked great, until it went for a joy ride!
It was a fun challenge. I wanted to try loosening up more and I wanted to see if I could come up with a narrative that was about a robot but didn't show a robot.
Hey Gang! This was a tough one, but ended up finding a way to have fun with it.
Hi everyone! Here is my entry! I had a ton of fun with this one and for the first time, I tried out the red under painting Will showed in this past week's live sessions. I liked that process a lot and I'm pumped about using it more.
Hey everyone, here is my entry!
Hey everyone, here is my entry for the contest!
Lightbox Expo is fast approaching. Wanted to see if anyone else was planning on attending and I wanted to share my work in progress portfolio for the event.
I'd like to have ten good images, right now I'm at seven but, I'm fine going with less if it means the work is good. The order of the images is important, I'm posting them in the order I think they should go. I want to see if any images are really jumping out at people or if there are some major red flags. The end goal and where I'd like to see myself working is children's publishing, editorial, and private sales.
@Coley I haven't seen Will's watercolor class but it sounds like you're talking about blend modes. Sorry if this is old hat. Thought I'd show a couple quick screenshots. That box that says "Normal" is where you can find blend modes and I just show what it looks like off, normal mode, and set to overlay. And when I am painting this, I have the watercolor texture on from the start.
Hi @Coley thank you! I did try out a flipped version. definitely worth a shot, but I think the way I composed it made it not work. You can see it in my comment
And this piece is all digital. I do have some watercolor textures set to overlay that I made and scanned into the computer though. Maybe that counts as mixed?
Thank you, @carlianne @LauraA @Rachel-Horne I appreciate you all taking the time to provide feedback! The suggestions all kind of played off each other, hope it's cool I tagged everyone in this one post, plus I wanted to easily share the exploration.
I see how having the periscope looking to the right makes sense. The monkey is traveling to the left and it scoping out the oranges there. But it seems like maybe thats not as noticeable on a first read. This illustration was set up as a full spread. My thinking was the reader would turn the page, and look from left to right. And I show where the spine is in the gray scale image.
I explored two options for the periscope. In both I added some tree variety to the right, and I moved the text over a bit to the right. I'm trying not to get too close to the gutter. That's also why the periscope is designed the way it is, plus it seems silly. On option 2 I tried out having the periscope turned towards the viewer. I think it could work, I might have to make it draw less attention though. I'm leaning more towards the simplicity of option 1 and I hope it makes the viewer look in the background to try and see what the monkey is looking for.
I also tried out a flipped one just to see. When I look at that one it leads my eye off the page a little too quickly.
Grayscale + Spine.
That's where I'm at with it right now, I'm going to sleep on it for a minute. I do have less experience with an actual illustrated page set up. I've really only done standalone images. If there's something I could be on the look out for, maybe not on this piece but on future ones, I'm all for hearing it
Thank you all again for offering feedback and the kind and encouraging words! It gave me some great ideas to explore
After todays top 16 I wanted to try out some the suggested edits I received. I'm digging the piece a lot more. Before there was something off a little, but I couldn't quite place it. I think it makes more sense too from a story perspective that the lantern would be close by the monkey.
Wanted to share the update and see what people thought
@Lorna-H haha yeah getting those ideas in your head out right on paper is a real struggle XD but it gets better!
Hi @LisaF I think I'm running into the same issue. My subscription renewed around the same time and I haven't been receiving live event emails either. Are you able to help with this? Thank you!
@Lorna-H Thank you so much! I got a kick out of yours, we were on a similar wave length haha!