My final piece along with some screenshots I took during the process (and my campaign for Skelly to get grills at the end). Had a lot of fun playing with gradient maps and masks towards the end. Also had some fun sorting all of the references onto one sheet, haha. I think this is definitely my strongest submission to one of these challenges and now I'm going to try not to imagine this floating above my bed as I sleep...
Hello folks! Here's my last-minute submission that I finished a few minutes ago :D This month, I decided to portray Skelly trick-or-treating with a bunch of kids. Hope you'll like the idea and the illustration overall. Good luck everyone! Have a spooky Halloween!
Hi! My epic snow battle. So I got stuck on the "epic" part. My brain just immediately went "castle siege!!!" ... ^^; It's all a bit ... conceptual. Would've totally added more figures and details, but the paper wasn't that large and I didn't want to overload the picture (or kill the paper, which is a bit fragile). There's some squiggly dark blobs on the castle wall to indicate figures, just fyi. I tried. ;) Schmincke watercolor on (allegedly) 100% cotton paper. The snow effect is PB29 vs critic acid, btw. :D Oh, and Copic white (and masking fluid, obviously). Just because. ;) This is my first time posting. Registered just a minute ago. Excited to check out everything. :D
My entry for the November challenge. My interpretation of the topic isn't exactly a fight.. since it's a little one sided, but I wanted to capture epicness in the scale of the destruction. Just a dude raining snowballs xD
Hello everyone. Just a funny scene inspired by all those times people were afraid of you damaging something or hurting someone in a snowball fight. Thank you and good luck to everybody.
You have a very gradual gradient over a lot of pixels. Basically you are running out of color values to create a smooth enough transition across those pixels. Easiest solution is to either use a grainy airbrush instead of a perfectly smooth air brush, or to add noise. It will be much harder to tell where the bands are because edges will basically be blended by the variation in pixel values. My preferred solution is to hand paint the gradients with a rougher brush, so they naturally have brush strokes and noise.
Hi @sparrowsky , I searched on Youtube for a bit by looking for "stop gradient banding in Photoshop". ( so not Krita or Adobe Fresco, I am not familiar with those, but I had the same problem in Photosop once.) Some tips that were given are to check whether or not the "dither" checkbox is turned on when the gradient tool is selected. And also check if you are working a in a 16 bit file. I don't know if these are options you can manage in Krita of Adobe Fresco, but perhaps worth a shot. Let me know! -Leon
"C'mon Scotty, what could possibly go right?" Scott Flanders has probably heard that voice in his head when doubt popped in his mind to do something- and so has every artist in the world! If failure was a demon how would it look like? That's who my character represents. He is the demon prince of failure- Lord Failhoutte. Upon his shoulders he carries the Daily dose of doubt. His belly is the Abyss of shattered dreams. On his head is the Hall of Fail of his best victims. His weapon is the cursed Rod that robs one's motivation! However his greatest weakness is MINDSET. Once a person understands that Failure is neccessary and the rule of life is TRIAL AND ERROR then this great Demon Prince is defeated. Fun Fact: My failure to come up with a design for this competition inspired this drawing XD
Demons? yeah, I drew a few. color pencils take a lots of time D: so i put my desk on fire to finish in time. Astaroth - Mithridatism 22x27 Brushpen and color pencil by the way mithridatism is the process of making yourself immune to a toxin by gradually taking non lethal amounts.
Asked for help
Super last minute entry. Didn't get in all the details I wanted and the lineart is messy but oh well. This demon prince is juggling a list of names with time and death, which will he pick? Still wanted to submit because I would actually love a constructive critique on anatomy, lineart, clothing folds and anything else. Initial reference picture here: https://www.deviantart.com/aegean-prince/art/Bugatti-the-Juggler-97808603
So I'll be honest, I'm not great at drawing people but I can definitely whip up a creature design. So maybe that was a nice bonus challenge for me while drawing this "Demon Prince" without drawing an actual humanoid prince. I included a little bit of my conceptual work, but I decided to use a horse as the base since a prince charming is usually associated with his noble steed. So I felt a horse would be a perfect option since this was going to be more creature based. There's a quite a bit I can talk about regarding the design but I don't want to speak for too long. Though, all of my references and design choices came from either cultural nobility or mythology. Enjoy!