Hello all, i've been coming here off and on for the past year, looking at some awesome artwork. this is a very inspiring atmosphere for artists, professionals and amatures alike. I paint mosty with guache and i am currently working on children's book. So i guess I will put some recent stuff up and see if anybody thinks that my style will work in a children's book. Enjoy!
i have more i just didn't want to overload, let me know if you'd like to see more
Last edited by Equality72521; September 26th, 2008 at 05:17 PM.
This isn't for you children's book, right? Because I don't see the connection.
It think it wouldn't hurt if you put more attention to your drawing. Some images are rather awkward at the moment. The guy on the second image only has four fingers on one of his hands. And I think you could pay more attention to saturation as well. Because there's too much on some parts and too little on others.
You can always post more of your work.
Cepro No this isnt for the book, these are random illustrations for my own amusement. As for the second painting, the guy has four fingers and six fingers, just to add some quirkyness, and i do agree with you on saturation, guache can be deceiving.
Hmm.. That pregnant lady... First when I saw it I thought that her head is a skull, then I thought that she has a skull mask.. And now I'm thinking that oh, so cute... a panda make up.
I really like your painting style. It so appealing. Keep it up.
I think you have enough funny and weird imagination to do children's book illustration.. As long as you show them to us also. Ok?
Oh, I have to add that that last woman you posted, you could look again her neck and shoulder.. Or at least I really can't figure out how they are. But perhaps it's just me. Still love all of your stuff.
Last edited by Sadetar; August 18th, 2008 at 06:32 PM.
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"Not all those who wander
welcome aboard! I think the style will work but maybe not the subject matter. you've got the skill though. nice work.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
--- Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
Check out my Sketchbook! Critique and Criticism welcomed.
Thanks for the comments everyboy, i really appreciate it.
Here is another one, the picture quality isnt too good. Its guache with an airbrushed background and highlights,
I have a few comic books, mostly for the covers because there are some awesome artists out there in the comic world, so to spice up my boring white box, i painted a spaceman. guache and airbrush as usual
I don;t really know what to say, my thoughts a bit burnt up from replying to my own thread. and your art is in more of a development than something i can critique.
Over all, i think your best piece is the man in the suit who is holding the lamp. though there's still allot of problems with it.
I guess there's three things i can say that i can elaborate on if you really want.
you definitely need more definition around the figures. they seem unfinished mostly. its anything but lazy, its all very nice done, but the figures don't stand out much, and your missing allot of shadow.
you basically need more contrast, i would say your work needs three or more layers at least.
I like the pants in the second one.
and the clothes in the lamp man.
a little bit more contrast and shadow would add the depth you've been looking for.
it would definitely make seem more realistic, which seems to me what your going for.
I suck at being formal and polite. i think i might put that in my sig...
Lyndsay Thanks for the critique, brutal honesty is what we are all aiming at, and i appreciate it. Looking at my work, i can definitely see problems, since i do struggle with my backgrounds and atmospheres. As for the layers, i do agree, that would help alot, but i do start off each piece with black and white wash so i know how much color to put on the figure.
The lamp man was my real first attempt to have a sharp contrast of shadows, so im glad you like it, even though its not spot on.
here are some VERY quick watercolor washes with pencil and pen i have done, and these are a year old now
these are all random pictures taken at parties and are gouache, pen and pencil on 15x20 illutration board
i also have some oil paintings from a couple of years ago if any is interested, ill post them here, no sense in starting a new thread
Last edited by Equality72521; September 3rd, 2008 at 12:26 PM.
a la bapsi environments are my downfall and my pieces look flat without them, that will be my next hurdle, to capture depth and mood with an environment
Elwell thanks for taking a look, ive been readin a lot here and you are one of the Big Cheeses, so your advice is greatly appreciated
Chris Bennett thanks for the kind words
here is one of my attempts at depth and environment and it is my least favorite, i call it Intangible Giant, sorry for the bad picture quality, the others are some more black and white, which again are like a year old