I got one of the best compliments that I’ve ever received today. It was from my 8 year old niece, Emily. I showed her what I’ve been working on (So that would be yesterday’s version of my library), and her immediate response was, “Oh wow! That looks…real!” and of course, it doesn’t look like “real life”. It took her an extra second to come up with the word “real” to describe what she was looking at. I’m positive she meant “professional”, or at least that’s how I’m taking it.
She then told me that my wizard guy promptly needed a rug for him to sit on. So, that was one of the things i worked on today. I still feel that the rug needs a little work, perhaps a little more detail. I just need to figure it out. I’m not really sure how a rug is supposed to look in a scene like this, so I need to do some research. I’m sure I’ll come up with something.
I also added that little whisp of light. It was originally going to look like a fairy, or something along those lines. Then I decided that it would be best if it seemed like an elemental spell cast by the wizard himself to light up his surroundings. I feel it comes across that way, but what do you think?
It’s fun to do something new everyday, but when I do these epic “work in progress” posts, the artwork always turns out much better. I mean, obviously if I work on something for longer periods of time, it’s likely to look a lot better than something I only spent a couple hours on. I’ve been worried that if I post the same drawing, just updated, for several days in a row, then people would get bored of it. However, I’m tossing that idea out the window because when I take my time with something, it always turns into something I’m proud of. A lot of the one-off drawings end up looking more like drawing exercises than artwork.
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