@nyrrylcadiz Thanks! That one does have a 19th century Dandy sort of feel
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RE: iPhone Xs or DSLR camera for photographing art?
@kathrynadebayo I think no doubt go for the camera if your main purpose is to photograph your artwork. A lot of it too is going to be the other aspects of the setup like what @sigross is saying... ie the lighting, tripod setup. You can have the best camera in the world, but if you don't set things up well, you still won't have good looking pictures.
RE: WIP; feedback welcome and encouraged!
@thousandwrecks This is looking great! It's so fun to see it from the original sketches and line drawings to the finished (near finished?) piece.
One tiny thing that jumped out at me is the clouds in the background, they feel a bit like they're being distorted by a fisheye lens in the way that they angle down along the right edge. I'm not sure if you were trying to use it as a compositional element, it just looks a little unnatural. It's really nitpicky, but that's the thing that jumps out the most.
RE: Let’s inspire each other! 2019 Goals
I have such a push pull relationship with goals, on one hand I want to make them and hope that they motivate me to better things, but on the other hand, there is this part of me that fights it! Does anyone else have this?
That being said, I have 2 goals which are not dissimilar from other people's
- To build up a portfolio of work (first step is to define what kind of work I want to work toward and stay focused)
- Create some short comics / visual narrative pieces.
On one hand it seems so modest, but I know even that will be a challenge!
Here's to everyone realizing their goals in 2019!
RE: Post your noticeable improvements in 2018
This is such a great thread! It's really fun, and encouraging to see how everyone has grown this year. I know I struggle sometimes with feeling like I'm not getting anywhere, but it's always a good reality check to see what you were doing a year, or even two or three years ago.
@Art-of-B the line work exercises you showed are definitely something I've started working on as well, and it's amazing to see how helpful that can be. I now recommend it to anyone I can think of to recommend it to.
I really like the idea of doing a painting at the beginning of the year and then doing the same one again, with a similar amount of effort at the end of the year.
It's not exactly beginning of the year to now progress, but it shows an evolution, so I thought I'd share. Here are a couple shots demonstrating a concept that I'm currently working on and have learned more about this year, which is trying to create more dynamism and 3 dimensionality in my drawings. These are both sketches of similar characters, but you can see how the second one has a more dynamic pose, and I'm trying to think of each and every part as it would live in 3D space, whereas the first one was done a couple years ago, and the pose is more straightforward and the details more generalized.
I don't think I could have done the second one earlier in the year, I learned and practiced a lot of perspective and simple forms in space types of exercises, and I know there's a lot more I can do to help push it even further.
RE: I’d love Feedback on my latest piece
@adamshephard Nice work! I think your color harmony is nice, and I like the reds and purples world that you're working in. One thing I see is that Spyro is getting lost, ie blending in with the wing of the dragon, I want him to pop a lot more. It might be a matter of moving that wing in the back, or changing the value of Spyro vs. the dragon wing, or a combination of both. What I would be wary of is simply using a line of some sort of separate the two, it wouldn't be as strong as working out the value / color relationships of the different parts.
What kind of effect are you going for? Do you have any artists that you're using as inspiration / that you aspire to be similar to?
Cheers and nice work!
RE: Top 5 favourite illustrators/artists!
Fun thread! I notice a lot of the above picks are Children's oriented illustrator... but I'll throw in a few concept art-y and comics people because that's my jam There are soooo many artists that I love, so I'm just picking 5 that I'm looking at a lot right now: