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Hey! You're not nicking ed's circus theme are you? hahahahhahah!
lovely colour combinations, and a great sense of atmosphere created with the use perspective and fading depth. branch of tree that hits down the centre of your second tent looks crowded though, and the shadow looks a little wooden, if you pardon the pun :)
arr nuts i forgot well its not the main theme of the story so its ok!yeah it is a little crammed, i wanted the focal point to be off centre to make it look more interesting. the tree looks wooden lol seriously?? yeah i see wht you're sayin its a bit dark.cheers for the feedback kwongster
topalover! The rest is "beautiful" - no seriously!
The contrast between the circus tent and the forest is lovely and the drawing itself is beautiful! My gripe though, is the top edge in particular but in general the fading away border, I think it distracts from the image and looks awkward, not sure what the best solution would be as I appreciate the attempt to soften as not to be too sharp like a graphic novel panel- maybe have the drawing just move it a little more, to make it look more organic? Good work tho buddy
cheers chiu lol you n your topalover hahathanks murray! it is mainly photographic reference so i cant really take too much credit, yeah i was wondering about the border, it looks really harsh having sharp lines. ill ask u when i see you properly when u say about "move it a little more"? cheers for both your feedback
I know my other problem! The shadows are ultra acute. According to your picture, there should a really powerful source of light coming from just above the tent - certainly not the moon as it can't form the radial shadows on the trees that you've created
and then the shadows under the tent looked messed up for the same reason
yeah ur right thats a bit of a mess up there, my original intention was that the tree shadows on the ground is meant to be caused by a light behind the circus, and the glow of the circus it self which is why the ground has a yellow tone, however now i've glanced at it again and you've brought it up, i have no idea why there would be shadow in front of the circus if its glowing. your attention to detail is far too good for me! good spot though i'll work on me lighting.
Hi Milan, I think this is a lovely drawing, one of your best, and I must say I don't really notice any of the issues raised as there is something quite abstract and expressive about the light and details above... Usually, issues like shadows/perspectives are more obvious in some of your more detailed, starker drawings, but I think that you can get away with it here as the contrast/lighting is so lovely that it over-rides any invitation to observe it closely like a technical drawing.Nice work! Did you enjoy making this one? It seems like it .PS. Your work looks great as spots, allowing the space around it to breathe is very helpful.
arr katie that was like a giant hug cheers. yeah ive tried to get some more atmosphere and feeling in the pieces now so my research has focussed more on settings with powerful lighting or epic-ness. i have to reiterate this illustration is 90% based on photograph so i cant take much credit! i just added the circus but yeah duringthe colouring i was careful to make sure i faded out the colours in the distance to show depth and other little things.yeah nice one katie for anyone working with ridiculous detail i recommend spacious borders!