Hey guys, thanks ahead of time for answering this poll. It will really benefit everyone participating. To get the ball rolling, I will cast my vote for areas I know I need work with.
Last edited by Quinn Simoes; April 18th, 2013 at 05:20 PM.
It's hard to believe that this thread has 100 views but only 7 voters so far. Just take the 30 seconds to fill this out, it will help everyone! Thanks guys!!
Lighting creates values. However value is a tool, a range of apparent light to dark on an object or in a picture. Lighting is the 'science' of using values to recreate the visual effects of light in your 2D drawing. They are very closely related obviously, but values can be independent of lighting, but not vice versa.
I voted, but honestly I'm much more interested in mood and storytelling and how they are revealed through design.
I honestly want to say everything as I really want to improve all-roundedly. But I know that isn't the purpose of this. So.. Colours, values, composition, form, design and clothing.
In agreeance with Atreides, I'm passionate about the storytelling within the design.
Well, the story telling will probably come with more in depth briefs. The goal of ChoW isn't to illustrate, that is what IOW is for. But it isn't as lively as ChoW, so as this poll gathers more information, it will help me come up with certain areas we will work on, in a specific week.
I will lay out more details, on where I am going with this, as this racks up more info. When you go to vote, obviously, we all want to improve on EVERYTHING, but think about the things that you feel you are strongest in. Then think where you are currently the weakest and cast your vote based on that. I didn't vote in certain areas, because I think it will also come along as ChoW's become more focused. I appreciate the concerns and questions. Please don't hesitate to ask!
Also, to reiterate the answer about lighting vs values. It's pretty much how Atreides says, lighting is about the science of how light falls upon a form, this also includes shadows. Values, are the gradation of the lighting on an object, so it makes 2D drawing into a 3D object.
It is really amazing of you to put this effort in here. I guess I picked the right time to take Chow more serious and participate every week... I thank you for this.
I voted for : anatomy, lightning, composition and gestures.... Could have voted on more but I guess these are the most important ATM IMO...
Probably doesn't help you that much but I voted all.
Personally I think the level of storytelling and detail in the last two was right on. I just didn't feel like drawing a disfigured horror character.
Understood. But you totally should have drawn a horror character, especially if it was something that brought you out of your comfort zone.
Anyway, keep the votes coming guys, I have this up for 2 weeks from when I posted it. So far there is a lot of good data rolling in.
Okay, thank you all for your input on the poll, please vote if you haven't, while it is still open!
ChoW is going to become a little more skill intensive, to challenge us even more. My goal is to start poking around everyone's weak spots to make you crumble, in a good way of course. The only way to succeed is to fail many times over again; I am sure we all know this from experience.
So here is how it will happen, and keep in mind this is going to be a little bit of trial and error, but I like the challenge. It pushes me to try and keep the briefs open for interpretation but descriptive enough for a path to follow.
Every week, there will be a FOCUS CHALLENGE after the brief, which are not required to enter into the poll. The goal here is to bring you all out of your comfort zones, even if the topic is something you have done or enjoy doing.
For example, FOCUS CHALLENGE: COLOR & PERSPECTIVE
- Include Red and Orange in your design
- A limb with correct foreshortening.
damn the focus challenge idea is quite rad honestly. Good thinking man !
I think that focus challenge is an excellent idea. Personally I feel a "bust" of every character should be included in briefs when submitting for their face holds such weight in the identification of who they are. Maybe that could be part of the focus challenge?
and to throw my two sense on the story issue, I know that story/illustrating is not the focus of this challenge, but to capture the essence of a character having some background helps to shape out the design of the challenge. Who they are all depends on how we tell the story
Tried to pick what I most struggle with but tbh it's everything.
Not only do I hope that this will attract new members, but I also hope this will bring back some of the past participants that were already pretty good.
@Bunnypanda: And that is okay, I know everyone feels the same way, but the object was to pick the ones you personally know you really need to work on more than others. If there was a way I could set up a poll to rate things 1-13, I would have done it that way in stead.
I appreciate the support from everyone. I am excited for next week's ChoW and to introduce the very first Focus Challenge. Prepare yourselves! Muhahaha.
My votes were for colors, lighting, composition, environments, and textures. To come to think of it, those are what I spend the most time piddling over in my sketchbook so focus threads would be a fun way to work skills that need to be learned anyway.
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It's a tricky poll because these things change as you progress, the things i picked now likely won't be the same 6 months from now.
Never the less i found it interesting that more people struggled with lighitng and values but not as much with form. That makes no sense to me :p
Great idea with the additional challenge too, i look forward to seeing how plays out.