well Helen, perhaps you should start looking at Brian Froud's artwork?
And you know there really is no way around it - you might have to learn to actually draw and paint, because otherwise there's only this sort of horrid kitschy paintover/photomanip stuff that just burn the eyes!
Can't recommend Frouds work enough. Especially the timeless "Faeries"
There are photo-realistic images of girls depicted as Faeries which are
done in a hauntingly beautiful, yet innocent way. Do look it up. It's
a great book for anyone remotely interested in fantasy art.
this is the worst thing on earth.
I probably shouldn't say this, helen100, but I will, because I lack tact. What you're aiming for is cookie-cutter work. If you've found the sites to use as an inexperienced amateur, the bubble has burst, and savvy parents can do this on their own at home. Don't waste your time on shortcuts. Learn an original skill.
Make or hire the costumes and photograph children, or learn how to draw/paint so that what you produce is original and unique. What you have found is a techno version of those old books where you cut out the costumes and dress up paper dolls.
Don't waste your time...
And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
And don't knock hideous fairy photoshops until you've tried it.
i am ready to charge for my services
might explain weird facial expressions of kids on his stunning masterpieces
needless to say I'm preordering already, cuz you know, his succuss depends on it too.
from his fb:
"I am a children's audio/video eBook writer/illustrator/publisher and fantasy portrait sketch artist."
he forgot to add "art director", "art business owner" and "creative entrepreneur" on that list imo
this is incredible, you've just painted my dreams, all of them
Last edited by ikken; July 18th, 2012 at 01:37 PM.
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