This is what I'm thinking:
I hope half naked girls are allowed, I assume so
*looks at zephyri*
I can smell a favorite, yep, definitely smells like awesome
looks pretty amazing already and I can't wait to see it colored
only thing that bothers me is that thing hanging from the dragons claw
the problem is that the fairy functions as a size reference and therefore the thing is way too big for the fairy, too small for the dragon and way too small for a human
I love the composition of the dragon and the fairy, I can almost hear or read the story behind it
just that third element doesn't fit as it is now
maybe change it so some sort of tiara, crown or necklace in fairy size?
anyway, I'm monitoring this thread
keep the good work up guys
I`ll try to start sketching tomorrow, but kinda have an idea.
So far, as a general comment. Mind the text, remember there is a function, that the rules need to be readable. Give them enough space, align your text, choose a proper font.
Also at time of poll i`ll be much more inclined personally to vote entries that also represent the IOW activity and what it is about rather than which looks better rendered.
Okay, unless I make changes or start from fresh, I think I am done, though I am of course open to advice. Tried to keep it reasonably simple with the text being easily readable.
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rynsworld: bobotic roobs? that could be interesting
zephyri: cliche? maybe, but its looking good so far. Looking forward to seeing it fully coloured. Out of curiosity, how have you created your black lineing?
Amazing work everybody, really can not wait to see the finished products. Here is where I am in mine. I am still trying to work all the elements in with each other and I have my plan for the placement of the text. Any suggestions on how to improve?
trying to post the image again. won't show up on my computer please delete if the first post has image and I just can't see
@Grenogs - all the linework's done in Photoshop with this awesome pencil brush: Stumpy Pencil
@rynsworld You could consider having her wounded on a battle field, or hiding behind cover too... the pose kinda lends itslef to that, along with the suggestions dierat made!
I hate to be the dumbass that asks this, but how is the IoW any different from the other weekly challenges? If it's that an illustration has to tell some sort of narrative or story, don't a lot of the other challenges incorporate that already, if not strictly imposed on the entrants?
Illustration of the Week is different in that it is not limited to any one subject matter, and is more focused on illustration--composition, storytelling, getting an idea across etc. It is more of a fully finished painting rather than creating a concept for something like a video game or a movie.
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee
What Andrew said.
My scanner is not being very cooperative but here is my current lineart.
Aaand we're one week down. Halfway there, now. Keep scratching those wacoms!
scorge: Wow I love that tractor one- I don't know quite what's going on, why he's jumping a tractor; but I really want to know!
tempest-haze: I like the colors and the sunset really pops. One thing maybe, the baby looks a little bit like an older child just shrunk down- the proportions don't quite read baby to me?
DImanic: very cool idea! I like how the rules are on her cellphone
grenogs: I really like this one! The angle on the wooden manikin is nice
NickyBeats: very cool so far, can't wait to see more
LA-Fairy: I like this idea a lot- I really like the pose in your ref where the girl has both arms up- it seems maybe a little more dynamic and interesting than having one of her arms hanging straight down. That arm just looks a little stiff to me. Good work though- keep going!
zephyri: wow wow I really love this one!! I'm always a sucker for a good dragon picture Really can't wait to see it colored.
Arghh I really wanted to get everybody, but there's never enough time before I have to go to work. Here's where I'm at so far, stayed up all night to get this much done. Just playing with the text- not decided on it yet. I don't know if I like it
here's what i have so far. not sure about the placement of the text.
Any suggestions on where to go from here?
Last edited by grenogs; August 8th, 2011 at 09:41 PM.
SeanMcHaney that's developing nicely, like the text style. How about making it look like it's scratched into the wall, it kind of works with the tortured look of your character? Just an idea
Dreolin beautiful line work, so impressed. Like it as it is.
grenogs that's just looking awesome, what more do you need to do?
tempest-haze that's looking good to me. love the lighting.
That's all I have time for now, must get back to work.
It's going to be a difficult vote.
thanks Dimanic, i think i'm done now, though i got a whole week left, so anything could change by then, lol
Hey Nyctalgia, just out of curiosity - how did you become a mod for this activity?
SeanMcHaney: It does read much clearer now.
If you wanted to try an etched effect, a simple way is to change the direction of your drop shadow, so that it is at the top and to the left of the copy, and have it touching the white type. That's sometimes all that's needed. I hope that makes sense.
I'm liking it as it stands though, you've developed it nicely.