Due to a bit of a fluke with the Patreon app, this drawing seems to have posted to everyone and not just patrons. Oh well! I’ll figure this out for future posts.
In the meantime, enjoy this new drawing earlier than planned! Close-ups will be posted tomorrow!
As well as trying out WIP Wednesday, I’m also dipping my toes into Self-Promotion Sunday on a few forums. After the semester ends, this might become my regular post day. Yet to be decided.
The Spider Forest project has been moving along quite nicely and I have a decently solid direction I plan to move in!
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QUICK EDIT: I brightened it up just a bit.
Ta-da! I think this one looks so much better. The hair texture was difficult to do over a surface that large, but I think it came out well.
I’m finding that listening to interviews and podcasts by artists has really helped my workflow. It’s been helping me by providing background noise, but it’s less distracting than music. Even saying that, it’s been really informative and educational. I’ve also come across some really interesting ideas, such as some of the ones from “Interview with Pascal Campion Part 2” with Chris Oatley. One thing that really hit me from this series was the idea that your draftsmanship skills are really secondary to your passions and ideas. If a company wants to have a photo-realistically rendered digital painting, they’ve got people lined up all the way out the door. Your value that sets you apart is in what you’ve driven to work on and your point of view. If you’re passionate about what you’re working on, the beauty and aesthetic will come through because you’ll be excited to work on it to completion.
Another good interview on Chris Oatley’s YouTube channel is his “Interview with Character Designer Brett ‘2D Bean'”.
On that note, I have a request. I’m trying to find where I need to focus on this project to push it further along, so I made up a little poll. If you would please provide some feedback, I’d appreciate it greatly!
Thank you for your feedback!
I figured it was worth a shot.
A few people I know participate in “Work in Progress Wednesday” on a few different artist and craftspeople forums and groups. Maybe it might work out for getting more feedback. I don’t know, so I’m testing it out. This is my submission for this week:
Please ignore the lack of named layers and be understanding that my work flow is weird (which is why half of the abdomen is farther along than the other half).