Note: This is an ongoing work-in-progress thread. My latest image updates will always appear last. Critiques, comments, and paintovers on my current project(s) are most welcome. With visual “corrections” to my image (paintovers) please feel free to post directly in this thread. Thanks!
As I have not had a WIP thread since the demise of Enayla’s EK, quite some time ago. And as I am now embarking on a series of images (one for each chapter of the YA book I wrote, 34 total + a cover), I thought it might be a good idea of start one. I will try, as I go, to post progress shots. Along the way I welcome critiques, comments and dialogue. Please, please, if something looks “off” to you, or if you have a good idea as to a direction an image could take, let me know. Paint-overs are also quite welcome, as they often get the crit across better than words ever could.
To start things off I have the first few steps of the image that will eventually illustrate the first chapter of my book. In this image the main character, 5-year-old Egan, is reading a note from the forest spirits in his fort beneath the roots of a giant mist-fir tree.
First sketch (there was a preceeding thumbnail -I didn’t scan that though):
My little brother modeling:
“Clean” line art:
A bit of color underneath the lines: