On the plus side, Lisa got a visit from the Tooth Fairy that night.
On the plus side, Lisa got a visit from the Tooth Fairy that night.
Same here. My schedule is out of wack! I am loving that line work of yours that has Pete's Dragon in it.
I'm taking a schoolism class, Nathan Fowkes Color and Light. It's taking me FOREVER to get assignment 3 done. I think I started this class several months ago. Sigh.
I'm hoping to be able to enter the competition this month! Last month I bit off more than I could chew and then I got sick, so I wasn't able to get my piece done in time. I'm hoping a more simple concept will allow me to finish in time.
Posting my progress here to keep me accountable. Here's my idea. Still need to work on some drawing problems and play with the palette before I render it out.
Oh, wow. Just want to say thank you to all of you who helped steer my illustration to what it became. I was lost with it for a while! And a big shout out to Tyson, who I know was feeling a bit down after the last competition. He makes really good work, and it paid off for him in this particular competition! Good job, Tyson!!! Congrats to the rest of the finalists and to everyone else; there were a lot of amazing pieces that I think could easily have taken 1st place right along with me.
Hi! I thought I'd post my Inktober project here. I'm following the official prompt list and doing a continuous story line. My style and execution are a bit all over the place, but learning a lot with this project. I love being apart if Inktober and seeing what everyone else is coming up with and it's cool seeing all the different styles you can achieve with ink.
To any of you who may have seen some of my Inktober stuff on Instagram, do you think the descriptions I've been adding are a good thing? Or should I just post the picture and not add to the story with words?
Loving this contest! Fall is my favorite season when I'm in a colder climate, so I'm loving the vibe from all of the entries. Here's my contribution. I wanted to make it into project, so I pretended it was in a songbook for kids. If you want to listen to the arrangement I made for the song, I have it on my instagram.
@ajillustrates I remember a video where he was showing off people's physical Inktober projects, like books and stuff. There was a cool one that was a big drawing, and it was on a long accordion fold out I think. Can't remember if they had the logo on them or not.
Omg, your notes are killing me. Oh yay, I'm glad you've started back up, cause it will give me motivation to finish. I've gotten side tracked with trying to figure out distance learning.
The tornado ones are so satisfying and I like how you've changed and tweaked the poses, even if it changes them quite a bit.
@arielg So you mean you couldn't see any of the posts or go into the forums at all? Weird! What did it look like on your end. Did you get a screen that said "access denied" or something? Sometimes I cancel my subscription, but I have always had access to the forums and am able to post. They seem to treat the forums and the subscription as separate accounts with different logins- so I'm not sure how you accessed it through your subscription at all? Is it just different on my end? When you subscribed to the classes, did it let you sign into the forums with the same password/account?
How can I not crit with your profile thumbnail is begging me to? Overall this scene is so cool. I really want to walk around there and go shopping and eat some street food. Love the colors and the mood.
@chrisaakins brings up a great point. What is your focal point? I want to say it's either the guy in front eating the street food or the guys and the "Time is Gold" limo thing.
If it's the guy in the foreground, I want to see him stand out more- and the food he's eating- maybe play with where he's looking.
If it's the other guys, I'd de-emphasize the guy in the foreground, maybe extend the canvas to the left and add more foreground people.
If there is no real focal point and it's about the scene as a whole, I think you should also extend it to the left and add more people.
I'd also think about adding even more signs and advertisements in the back, to really lean into the busyness of the scene. I'd add more graphic elements to the birb sign at least. Maybe add more birbs around the scene in general since you already have 2. I want more storytelling with the birbs to clue us in on this birb world. Maybe make it even clearer that the flames are on the limo-struck instead of coming out of tank top dude.
Just throwing out some thoughts. It really is a cool scene.
That's sweet, thank you! I really appreciate all the regular peeps here on the forum. I learn a lot from you guys. Also let's give a shoutout to @Chip-Valecek who does a lot for us.
I think it depends on the class and the person. I need time to mull over information and let it process, so for the meatier courses, I would never do them in a day. More like 6-9 weeks. That's with having young kids at home, and still making time to do personal art work. Some of the classes wouldn't need as much time though, maybe a month or less. If I had more time, I'd probably take 2-3 classes at the same time and do them over several weeks. I remember last year a group of people here did the Creative Environment Course and spread it out over 7 weeks.
That's interesting that 2 point was easier for you. Are you saying that if you went back to 1 point it would be harder than 2 point? Or that 2 point was easier because you warmed up with 1 point.
I love how you've styled it the room, it's so cute. Only thing I'm seeing that looks off to me is the top of the lamp. It's above the horizon so the ellipse shouldn't be curving that way. It's very subtle, but obvious enough that it looks a little wonky. Not a huge deal, but I thought I'd mention it.
Welcome to SVS! The classes here are awesome.
Lately my personal attitude is: finish a piece no matter what. If I don't like it, I don't have to share it or put it in my portfolio. Sometimes finishing a tricky piece will be spread over several months, but I will still finish it. I typically reach a point in all of my pieces where I think it's not worth continuing, so if I gave up each time, I wouldn't have anything done in my already sparse output. I may feel differently in the future, but I think finishing pieces it's what's best for me in this moment in time. My current exception is if it's part of a series and a piece is not working in the context of that series, then I will scrap it.
I don't judge others for scraping pieces though, I think it just all depends on the artist and many different factors.
I feel like you could still make the perspective work by playing with where the horizon line actually is and playing with how far apart the vanishing points are from each other. If you have to tweak and refine the silhouette though, I don't really see a problem with that. The silhouette initially serves as an interesting unexpected design result which you achieved, and then you can further play with it if it makes it better.