I thought you were announcing your goodbye to the medium of acrylic.
I rather like the “cartoony” style, and my first thought was how nicely you handled the outlines around the girl. This is a cute concept overall.
I shared this with Eli in class, but maybe others will find it helpful: The PS history palette also can be used to create snapshots of your working state. I have used this regularly over the years. I find it helpful when I get to something I like, but still plan to do more work, and probably some experimenting. Then I can go back to the snapshot at any time. It's like having file versions but in the same file. Very handy! At least for me.
And yes, we do learn painful lessons the best. Unfortunately!
@carriecopa said in Have you seen the new ProCreate update??!!!!!:
I couldn't get into Procreate (I since learned Clip Studio Paint), but so many people love it and produce gorgeous work. Do you need the special Apple pen to make it worthwhile?
I've owned Procreate since it was released, and it certainly streamlines work by streamlining the UI. The new features are really nice and I'm glad to see them.
I recently started to learn Clip Studio Paint, and I love it. It "feels" really good to use, and it's got so many powerful features — and I can do all of that on the iPad! It took some time to figure out how much of it works, and it's got so much power under the hood. Just wanted to shout out to a fellow user.
@demotlj I still haven’t figured out the clipping masks even after playing with them for a bit. Did you find any resources that explained it?
The update is really great especially the quick shapes function
I've been studying a lot of classic New Yorker artists and cartoonists lately, and this seems to be a common trait — the artists often feel that their "roughs" turn out better than the "finished." That the spontaneity of the linework is lost in tracing or inking the final drawing. Someone like William Steig (who won a Caldecott) abandoned pencil and prep work later in his career/life in favor of allowing for the spontaneity of drawing directly in ink. Of course, his style supported that style of working, in my opinion.
So you're in good company in feeling that way.
You've got plenty of words... but I can still add a little extra variety to your list, that you might find helpful or to enhance some of the other fine suggestions.
^ = a nod to Animaniacs
I like #2 the best; but in terms of story, I prefer #1. It makes it evident that we are looking at the ghosts as central characters, and it's arguably more clear what's going on with the little ghost boy crying.
@smceccarelli The new iPad 2018 does support the Pencil, which surprised me too.
Here is an illustrator’s video review of the current iPad that I saw earlier this year, for anyone who finds it helpful: