Here's my entry for this month. Hope you like it. So many great entries again! Good luck everyone
Hi! Here’s my fairy-tale traveller, Lentl. In her village she was voted most likely to survive the quest due to her amazing sense of smell (she can sniff out danger more than a mile away) and her ability to run away quite quickly.
Really enjoying all the awesome characters this month and reading all their stories. I love how different they all are
Hi everyone! Here’s my entry for this month - the continuing adventures of Lentl and the fire demon. Thought I’d attempt a worm’s eye view perspective this month to try to heighten the drama! It took me a while to figure out the main goblin's legs, but hopefully it works?
Hi all. Been following all the amazing work for a couple of months and couldn’t resist entering the contest with all the ideas this prompt generates! Loving all the different interpretations of this tale (tail?). This is my first ever submission, I'm a bit in awe of all the wonderful work! Still trying to get to grips with watercolour. I was partially inspired by the “Jaws” poster for this one.
Really enjoying all the feast fiascos this month! Here's mine. Happy Halloween!
@xin-li Yes, inappropriate is exactly right! I hope you manage to find a copy without the weird font and naming choices.
HI @ambiirae, this looks really good! I love the mist and the feeling of remoteness. It’s really evocative.
I am by no means an expert, but you could look at creating more contrast. I’ve been looking at some paintings of night time scenes and, outside the focal area, objects are very dark and desaturated. Maybe think about where the light is coming from, how the light touches the objects around it and also how the sky is reflected in the water. (At the moment the river looks too blue I think.)
I took the liberty of upping the contrast on your image, darkening the edges and desaturating some areas to make the torches stand out. I hope that's ok. I wanted to see if I could evoke more of a feeling of night time.
If you’re an SVS member Will has a great class called "painting colour and light".
Hi @xin-li, I bought my copy from Abesbooks in the end, (for £9) which is the exact same as the one David discussed. You can buy it new in the UK (for £9.99) but it's called "Waiting for Mummy" and has a completely different font on the cover - I haven't been able to find out if the same font is used throughout the whole book. (I personally found both of these differences really off-putting ) If you order from Waterstones, they order direct from the publisher, Wilkins Farago, who are based in Australia.
Also love this book! It's so unusual. Thank you David Hohn for all these PB breakdowns, they're so good and always give me so much to think about!
Hi @ambria ! After much research I went for the for XP-Pen artist 15.6 pro last year. It's a great size tablet and the pen is comfortable to use, colours and screen are good, but it does have some glitches, which I suppose at that price you have to expect. The most frustrating is that, even with the laminated display it does have the occasional parallax problem (I’m learning to be very patient)! Overall though I love having a tablet - it’s introduced me to a whole new world of illustration My dream, of course, is to own a Cintiq, but until that day comes, this is a good, affordable alternative I think.
Here’s quite an in-depth review if you are interested… https://www.parkablogs.com/picture/review-xp-pen-artist-156-pro-pen-display
I'm going to give it go! It was my first year last year and I didn't quite get to the end, so this year I'm going to try to be a bit more prepared I like the idea of taking the character we're doing for this month's prompt and creating a story for them using the Inktober prompts.
Loving your idea of the alphabet poster @chrisaakins!
@Jeremy-Ross Love it! Definitely prefer this version. Great style and textures!
@marek-halko wow! Wonderfully simple but so much story! Great colours. Great everything!
@Larue So cute! Really love your Albert character and his floral backpack ️
@aurelia love this, it made me chuckle. Really fun