Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Sorry i haven't posted anything sooner, it's taking me ages to do these drawings! I've found this is more difficult than the others. Had some issues with the scanner too, it doesn't pick up the detail or the colour as well as I'd like, lost a lot of shadowing on the window because it was a pale blue but think you can get the idea. I'm having issues with the people on the umbrella image, I didn't want them to be too pronounced but they look a bit messy?
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
urgh, this took forever to upload, and look how tiny it is!!!
I literally just pasted the two images together, haha, so i've ended up cropping out bits of map on the tree and they are also slightly different colours because I've scanned them in separately. ARGH.
anyway, you get the idea. aha.
Sorry for the double post, but I'm after a bit of help on this piece. It's just a rough so I haven't included text. Basically in the sea it will read 'But then the whale said' -
The boy has pretty much given up and the whale is pointing out that he has actually got a friend in the octopus on his head. Whey!
My concerns are...is the image too flat? I didnt want too much to be going on what with all this pattern and incorporated text?
Also, I'm not sure wether or not to do the sea in the thicker pen or the thin pen?
Anything you want to point out is more then welcome :)
cheers, lou xx
why do i seem to be the only person posting guys!!!?
Anyway...here is the squirrel that would be to the left of the owl. I'm thinking his tail is too messy and i need to sort that out? And his face needs a little work..
I wasn't sure wether to use the same map as i did on the owl because the pages need to look a little different, so i used a slightly different map for this, if it doesn't work i can easily use the other kind.
Also, do you guys think i should have a couple of other squirrels dotted around? Maybe even one on the owls side.
Friday, 26 March 2010
Having issues with backgrounds at the moment.
Am doing the backgrounds of an old project and trying to keep it as "backgroundy" ie nuetral as possible.
The first image is how it is now, (although severely reduced in quality ...colours, details all wrong etc) and the second is a test I made on photoshop to see what it would look like if I added watercolour over the pencil crayons (without potentially ruining the original)
Now I have to decide whether I should do a watercolour wash over the original - theres no going back! And I don't want to do it on the computer as that means my originals would have to be prints.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
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Tuesday, 23 March 2010
i know it s a bit of a short notice bt I going tomo after the grad show meeting to this petting farm in West Bromwich. I ll probly take a taxi cz it s probably in the middle of nowhere.
This is the site i found it from if anyone wants to check it out
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Definitely worth checking out!
hope you enjoy :-)
Definitely worth checking out!
hope you enjoy :-)
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Sorry this has taken so long, my scanner decided it'd be fun not to work. grr, technology.
These are two roughs of the different compositions i thought might be working? In the top one I'm not sure where the boy would go yet- also, the fox isn't so bright because I didn't use pastels but I think I deffo would when doing it properly!..and the bottom one is supposed to be a birds eye view and the fox extends through the trees to the top...the boy is that little thing down near the foxes head. ha.
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Ok guys, I've been working on this fox composition and have tried various methods and it'd be nice to get some other peoples feedback on them. The above image was where it all began..and then i had a slight change of position because, the cunning fox wouldn't be stood still i don't think. If i were cunning, i certainly wouldn't.
As so basically this is where I'm at now, i have simplified the trees and used a map as the background as the boy is on a journey. The more colourful foxes I've been using pastel for, does this work? The fox on the bottom one I'm aware is a little high up, aha, he's just there to see the colour against that background..