Here's the cleaned-up line art. What do you all think? Lineart is difficult for me.
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I really like A. I imagine it's all gloomy and then there's a "FWOOSH" sound as she opens the umbrella and all the light and rainbows come out.
B is really good, too. It's a nice composition and I'm impressed how you got 12 people around that table in that little space.
I have floaters, too. I don't think it has to do with eye strain as much as it does getting older and your eyeball gel sticking together. (scientific terms here!)
There are some eye exercises you can do to help relieve eye strain a little. Close your eyes and look to your lower left as far as you can for five seconds, then relax. Then look to the left as far as you can, then rest. Then to the upper left as far as you can, then relax. Then up, then upper righter, then right, then lower right, then down. It doesn't get rid of it completely, but it helps. Eyeball stretches ftw.
I understand (a little) what you mean. I have an autoimmune disease plus some mystery disease, and I have a terrible struggle with fatigue. I have to pace myself because what other people can do easily wears me out in a fraction of the time.
Take some time for yourself. If you're crashing it's your body's way of telling you it needs a rest.
You can try tweaking your work life and see if it helps. Pace yourself and see how it goes, etc.
@Braden-Hallett - I really like the idea of the cardinal and Grandpa's clothing being the same color -- thank you for that! That had never occurred to me!
I cleaned things up a bit, shifted the girl down and to the left some, as suggested, and added the extra photo. I think I might add more clutter to the floor later. Then it's on to touching up the line art.
Hi, all. I'm working on the superstition prompt, and I was hoping to get some feedback on my work thus far.
The superstition I'm using is this: When you see a cardinal after a loved one passes away, that cardinal is your loved one's spirit checking on you.
I drew this little girl who lost her grandpa. She's sad that he's gone...meanwhile his spirit (the cardinal) is right outside and she doesn't realize.
Is there anything I could do to make the composition stronger? Does the cardinal resemble the grandpa at all? I was trying to get them to look similar. Should the cat be on the floor, or is the cat too much? I thought it would be good to have the cat be like, "Hey, look!" while the little girl doesn't realize.
I wanted to note that the thing in the upper left that looks like a vent or AC unit is where I imagine the text would be in a children's book.
Thanks for any help you can give.