Here is my entry!
Here is my entry for the June contest!
For Mermay I am drawing an unconventional mer-granny and her cat-fish. I want to turn this into a little series where I have this piece and I draw a handful of catfish portraits like the ones behind her in the sketch as stand alone pieces. I'm not sure how I feel about the catfish I have on granny's lap. I feel like it's lacking the character that the other two have. I might re-draw it.
My friend Hayden has revamped and relaunched his character design challenge and is putting out one character description a week, this is my take on the first one; Ozmo, leader of the merchant guild. Adding color later this week! if you want to join follow @cqprompts on twitter or instagram.
Here’s my entry for the December contest!
I've been going back and forth over whether to color this piece or leave it black and white(ish) - currently leaning towards not adding color but i'd love some opinions.
Also wondering if I need to work on the light source? I want the light to look like it's coming from a skylight or overhead task light that's off the page but I'm not sure if the way i've done it is super believable or whether it may look better softened?
Lastly, do you think this piece is telling enough of a story? It's a quieter moment, which I like, I don't want to add any sort of commotion or over-the-top action but still want my illustration to be engaging.
@burvantill Have you tried LinkedIn? Thats how I got a lot of names for places that didn't list them - and a few addresses too! If you search for a publisher and click on "people" on their page it gives you a list of people on LinkedIn that say they work for the company, their title, and often times the city they live in (which can be helpful when you notice the address you have is for an office in New York but all the art directors seem to live in Boston).
There's a workforce breakdown and if you click the Next one or two times theres one that breaks it down by "what they do." If you choose "art and design you'll be able to filter all the art directors and designers.
You can also go to the "about" tab and scroll to the bottom to see if they have an office address listed.
@jdubz Alphonso has released an hour long video detailing his argument as to why the book is plagiarized, if you want to see for yourself, I recommend watching that.
I understand why he's upset, but to me, it seems like they are two different books covering the same niche topic. A lot of the things he claims he came up with, and Jake copied, look a lot like things that I studied or did in my intro to drawing and 2D design classes in college (years before either of these books were published). If someone is unfamiliar with other drawing fundamentals books and watches Alfonso's argument, it definitely looks like Jake copied, but if you take a minute to compare Alfonso's book to all the other books out there on drawing fundamentals, you'll see that may of the concepts that he claims that he invented predate him by quite a bit.