@Chip-Valecek this is coming along great. Matt Dixon's work is beautiful. I have followed him for a while as well. I am very interested to see your next piece. Keep it up.
Illustrator and Printmaker.
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RE: October WIP: Save the Castle!
@Braden-Hallett yeah, I haven't pulled an intaglio print off with it yet... just got to keep experimenting. I used an acrylic plate this time, but I think the engraving was too deep to get it to work.
I am going to cut a shallower plate and see if I can pull it off. If it works I will post a copy.
RE: OCTOBER CONTEST: The experiment worked! Penny was so relieved to have her dog back from the dead.
Not a real print this month... my plate had problems and I didn't have time to try again. So it is pen only...
RE: Writing critique group for Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul?
@Braden-Hallett and everyone else. I think the consensus is that we should start this in January and do the November synopsis challenge.
I think that is a great idea.
Let's regroup on this thread in late December to figure out who is in.
RE: Accountability help and serious critique requested--which color?
@LauraA fun idea. I love that it came from real life.
But I think you could lean into it more. I think you can make even more 'hair' and have it trailing all over. Your description led me to imagine the hair trailing down the hallway, stairs and over furniture. You could even have it going out a door, then the viewer's imagination can take it anywhere.
Part of the fun of illustration is being able to 'go over the top'. Lee keeps telling us to go over the top and then dial it back later if you need to.
I like the idea of cool colors for the dress and red for the hair. It will make it a stronger focal point! Not sure about the particular blue you picked... I wonder if a more subtle one would achieve what you are going for a little better.
Good luck, hope my feedback helped at least a little.
RE: Hello! New here & link on fields of illustration
@Meta great to have you here. Welcome!
Thanks for sharing the link very informative.