The Illustration Thread


Jimlad

Well-Known Member
This is true. I've already got quite a few people I follow, but I'd like to see how my activity screen evolves over the next few months now I'm getting more active.

Here's something I put together yesterday lunch time. Pencil linework coupled with a mix of comic style rendering and painterly style texture. Could be much quicker than painting in grey values from scratch when I've practiced a bit, and hopefully just as effective. Got the look down, working on speed now.

 

KCoppo

New Member
This is a personal project I’ve been working on. It’s an image of my mother who I lost to cancer a few months ago. Shortly before she passed, she would sit by the lake gazing out at the islands beyond. I often wonder what she was thinking. And when I do, it makes me very emotional. So, really this design is in memory of her. The beautiful thing about art is that it has the power to heal.

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KCoppo

New Member
Hi all... I was thinking of posting the below in my social media channels but am now seconding guessing myself. It would be great to get some honest feedback. I was going to write the following with it...

I love designing in black and white. It’s mysterious, elegant and has the power to evoke strong emotions in others. This piece is about holding on to, and taking care of what really matters. For some, Valentine’s Day is not all about unicorns and love hearts.

Love2.jpg
 

Wardy

Well-Known Member
I get the idea and the sentiment, but the heart needs to be a bit more defined I think, it can still be vaguely heart-shaped, or even red.

If I'm being picky, the head is a bit too far away, and add the neck too. A bit too much negative space for me.
 

KCoppo

New Member
I get the idea and the sentiment, but the heart needs to be a bit more defined I think, it can still be vaguely heart-shaped, or even red.

If I'm being picky, the head is a bit too far away, and add the neck too. A bit too much negative space for me.
Ok, just changed the heart and lips to start with. I think you're right... it's better red. What do you think?

LoveRed.jpg
 
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