This is my final for my watercolor class. I was having so much fun that I finished a week early and I wanted to get some critique on it before I turn it in. Sorry that the picture didn't have the best light. The matte it's in is white, just to give you an idea. Thanks! Can you believe this is for my grandma? :) Pansies are her favorite flower, especially the purple and yellow ones, and her email address is pansylady. So I took the opportunity to do a fun illustration, my watercolor final, and my grandma's Christmas gift all in one. I hope it'll make it to Florida in time.
Here is the white environment- this is the one that went to gnomon-let me know what you guys think! So here is the redone version with some changes- let me know if this is working better than the last one So in between work and the kids, I decided to try and enter into the gnomon contest again- this months subject- plague. I think I may be done but I wanted to run the piece by you guys to get crits before I send it in. tried a lot of new things on this piece that I hope are working in its favor. Let me know what i can do to improve and hopefully I can get this into gnomon on time. thanks everyone
Forgive the crappy pics and the fact that i shot the photos on my laptop ^.^ anyway this is just to show yall what is going on, and seeing if anyone has any ideas. I have him further refined now and painted flat grey. soon I will begin painting the rest if there isnt anything else to be fixed.
small tweaks added- I knocked down the green a bit and I applied a little bit of purple to the buildings- let me know if this helps at all- thanks. I finally got some time to do a personal project- I keep remembering summers growing up with my brother and things we did during that time. One was playing cowboys and indians, so I decided to do this little picture. Let me know what you all think- once again, trying to do more narrative pics.
FINAL REVISION for now... at least until I get some sleep. @..@
Revision: Dog has been added. AND I SPILT ACETONE ON MY WACOM!!!! ARGGHHH!! Everything seems to be working fine, but the touch sensitive scroll area is acting wacky. I hope it dries out without problems @.@ Looking at it now I think I will shrink the dog even more.
This is to figure out the layout of the characters. I think I will print two in case Brother Abbegglen is not appeased with overlapping characters with them more spread out. There is a dog that is not pictured, but that is because I am painting until my eyes bleed tonight. If any of you happen to be on, anyone.. Crits are welcome especially before I print them and use a ton of ink on my printer ;)
Another Update. Sorry for the low res. I am still experimenting with graphic vs representational style. You can see the differences in the other pics I left up. Also, i am still working on the apron, gloves and boots for mr. lance on the left.
EDIT: Hows this? I had some crits after thinking that the gesture was simply too awkward. I added a gun holster to her leg, and a sidearm holster similar to detectives. I added a satchel for good measure. :)
I am needing feedback for her pose. ignore her right hand, I was just having fun. :) Anyway I am playing with a new way of doing things, (aka my digital process) She is wearing a kind of jumpsuit they use in the air force. I am needing to check my sources but I am going to ensure that they used a similar style of uniform around 1940s. either way this is a second concept of Evelynn that I feel like I am connecting with more. I want to add belts, and such but I will show you once I get them in. What do you guys think of her? Right now I only have local colors, but once I nail the pose I want to proceed adding the shading. I have included one of the color comps of Adom, and the wip of her father lance. He is a gunsmith, and she has been his apprentice/daughter for all her life. I put Adom in there for scale mostly, but in the end I will better hook them up as a whole.There are two more characters to come, so stay tuned. The sooner I have crits the better. Thanks everyone!
with no work comes no deadlines for working on personal stuff. this is the newest- let me know what you all think and how I can do better- thanks all. btw, this lil guy is an engineer dwarf- still attracted to treasure, diggin and the such. as we all know, there is never a treasure that is not guarded by some nasty thing. this is our lil guy dispatchin said evil and trying to make off with whatever valuable things are in that there chest.
Here is the quick sketch I have for the character "Evelynn" in the Starchild story, she is one of the inhabitants of the world Adom enters. I am going for a modified Victorian aesthetic/1940's steam punk. Note, that it is not on Earth, this is a civilization on a separate planet. I need me some feedback. ;)
Here is a character treatment for my OC Adom. I will be developing more about him and his story in the coming months. I was wondering what everyone thought? Any ideas to make him better? He is created by the collision of two stars. the sheer force/energy produced created Adom. As far as he knows hes the only one of his kind in the multi verse. He is supposed to be very dense/strong. Due to his immense density being created in the singularity of a black hole, he himself has a gravitational force/magnetic force. Anyway, hopefully some of that background info can help guide thinking or spark new ideas.
So I am working on a possible new project and wanted to know what you all thought. With my "love" for zombies, I thought I would do a zombie ABC book. I have come up with two possible ways to go. One is a more cartoony innocent zombie ( kinda like plants vs zombies). The other style I was considering was a more graphic novel look and just have the letters stand for something and have a ridiculous story accompany it. A third option which I am currently exploring would be something close to what Adam Rex does ( Frankenstein takes the cake, etc- fun books if you have not read them). That type of style would be something in between what I currently have and it would include short poems to go along with the letter. Please let me know what you all think- btw, these sketches were done extremely fast and do not exactly represent what the finished product would look like (in other words it would not look as sketchy as they do- it would be cleaned up significantly).
So here is the beginning of a more focused illustration (thanks again Emily!). As I thought about it I decided it would be fun to show some elementals duking it out. Still trying to find my own voice in photoshop, any suggestions are always welcome!
I seem to be posting a lot- sorry. Anyhow, wanted to know what you all thought of my latest guy. I am still trying to figure out photoshop, so if you all have suggestions on how I can make this better let me know por favor.
in the limited time I have had, I was able to punch this fella out. It was stuck in my head grapes and I had to get it out. Still not done but thought I would post it to get some feedback in the early stages. Just so you all know, this is for absolutely nothing other than myself and it was sort of a dream so it does not make any sense.
There are two versions, the first one is found here: http://pfsketchblog.blogspot.com. basically the first one is a prop in an illustration I am currently working on. this one with the blood spatters will be the third installment of a series. essentially the first one will depict a soldier looking at a picture of his beloved in a foxhole. second will show a battle going on and him holding up one of his comrades. the third will be this picture, and the fourth will be a casket with a flag draped over it. There were many more installments in the series that I would like to do but I simply do not have the time to finish them all before the deadline.