Lena Jukna
Lena Jukna
Bonn, Germany
Freelance illustrator. Interested in HCD and Storytelling.
Steve Lenze
Hey Lena, I created a few notes on your image, which is very cool by the way :) As far as scale, keeping the large image in the background without much detail will help push it back into the distance. If you do add detail, I would add it to the lower part. I did a quick sketch of an option you could do with the figure in the foreground, but, to be honest, I like yours better. The only thing I would suggest is to make sure its clear she's looking at the large creature in the background. My thoughts on color and composition is explained in the sketch. I hope this helps, but I think it's already pretty cool :)
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Lena Jukna
Steve, this is incredibly helpful advice. I am definitely taking your notes on composition, directing the gaze and colours into account. I will post an update here when I incorporated the changes. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to put this together. You are a skilled feedback giver/mentor/ teacher 😊
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Lena Jukna
Hi draftsfolk! I am working on an album cover. I am pretty happy with this first draft. But for the high res version, I'll have to redo it bigger and better. Here are some of my issues: 1. Scale I want to add (the illusion of) detail to the figure to dramatize its size. I have to do something to the foreground figure as well... maybe push it back so it's smaller or bring it even closer to the camera for a cool foreshortening effect. What do you think would make a better composition? 2. Colours I want green to be the main and red to be an accent colour. But also have some subtle variety, so it doesn't look duochrome and at least somewhat realistic. It was kind of an afterthought, so it does not come through in the current sketch at all. But do you think this could work? Maybe by leaning more into a grey sky and greenery in the middleground. Not sure which colour could work for the neon lights, though :/ 3. Composition I struggle with finding a composition that looks good in the square format. Could you recommend an artist that nails asymmetric dynamic square compositions for inspiration? Any other advice is also greatly appreciated and paintovers are encouraged ❀
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Here's me. Would love critique. Digital, done in clip studio.
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Lena Jukna
Very cool! I like the warm and cool light sources and the good blocky forms and shapes. Also the painterly strokes under the eyes look pretty neat. And the slightly crooked glasses add character πŸ€“ Two ideas you might want to try out: 1. Add a more interesting background to tie it all together. Maybe a simplfied background that is also in the same light environment. 2. Find some more variation in the saturation. Tone it down in the non-focus areas and add a few key details where the contrast and saturation is upped a little. This is optional however, I personally like your style as is already!
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Lena Jukna
Lora Zombie, she just seems a great person to hang out with! πŸ’™
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Lena Jukna
This will forever be my favourite art meme. It's not mine though. "Know Your Meme" says it was first posted in 2014 by Tumblr user stuffman.
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Lena Jukna
Hey, I think the composition is already pretty cool! I think it would really pop, if you adjusted your values. I'm attaching an example to know what I mean: Right now, the values are very similar, which makes it appear rather flat. You can tone down the background and have strong highlights only on you focal point (the glowing orb and the face) to make it look more appealing.
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Lena Jukna
Hey, I know it's kinda blasphemous to advertise for other art courses on here, but the Domestika courses look really fun and I'd like to treat myself to one of their course bundles. Do you have any experience with the platform and which courses can you recommend?
Lena Jukna
I tried using the brushstrokes more purposefully for this one. Yet somehow I lost some of the form in the process. I'll sleep on it for a night and try to look at it with fres eyes again tomorrow.
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Andy Barba
It looks good. Keep in mind that detail draws the eye, so it may be a good idea to use broader or more general brush strokes in the areas that are not the focal point. For example, your brush strokes really shine around the eyes and ears, but may be slightly distracting on the neck? Regardless, this is a beautiful portrait and one that anyone could proudly hang on their wall.
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Lena Jukna
thanks Andy, I agree, softer ans wider brushstrokes on the neck would make the details of the face stand out more
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Jake Mathews
I really enjoyed the series as well! I was already a League of Legends fan getting into it but was very pleased how everything turned out. Fortiche Productions took it to another level with their animation as everything looked amazing. Riot has so much good lore from League of Legends that hopefully we'll get to see more of their stories in the future.
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Lena Jukna
Great to hear fans of the game also enjoy it! I've never played LoL, so I cannot judge how close the show is to the exsisting lore. But from an outsider's perspective they really did a great job of painting a picture of the world and introducing the characters.
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Josiah Bloemberg
I personally do not find it irritating. Mixing up the brushes is a good way to avoid the monotonous and repeating patterns of digital brushes.
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Lena Jukna
thanks mate!
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Lena Jukna
Let's talk about how cool the new animated Netflix Series "Arcane: League of Legends" is. There are so many things I love about the concept art, character design and animation. It made me fall in love with an animated series for the first time ever. What is it about this show!?
Lena Jukna
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Dog portrait
1yr
I painted a portrait of this cute doggo. I have a very specific question (yet other feedback will be appreciated): Is the usage of so many different brushes irritating or does it still look professional?
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