Time for new sketches.
I was visiting the Frankfurter Book Fair with my children's book illustrations and kinmda as expected, it was too manga-ish, so I sat down and tried to adjustz my style a bit to the german market.
Hi again !
I know I had a break, but I had to decide for a direction I want to go.
I think Im gonna go with school book illustration, for now.
It's rather simple, but still loveable, although the outlines could be a little more sketchy to improve the dynamic, I guess.
And I totally have to find a better way to scan my sketches. Scanning in greyscale just makes it look dirty and the afterwards cleaning takes waaaay too much time.
Here's another study.
I read a text by Andrew Loomis about tone, value and the relation of light and shadow. Loomis defined 4 properties of tone, but honestly I wasnt quite able to defferentiate them as well.
As a result I interpreted it the way I understood it and tried to illustrate it in an understandable way.
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You have a really nice sketchbook here. I love most of your stuff.
Of course, there are room for improvement, the Indian young man's torso is flat and shapeless, even having such clothes it should be better looking.
The naked chicks behind the chairs made me smile Nice idea and gestures.