I have until Friday to fix it for class, but the anthology entry is due now ;) I got some great suggestions, some of them I couldn't implement in the time I have, but I'll keep them in mind for the next painting. It's been a good experience overall, I think it's a bit *too* Impressionist for me to be totally comfortable with it, but the last couple have been a bit too tight, so the pendulum swing is probably a good thing.
Choosing my long-standing project, "The Madrid, Lost" to use for my final self-generated story for Narrative Illustration. Here are a page of thumbnails...as you can see, I do pretty rough thumbs, but they do help focus my ideas and give me a sense of direction.
My 3rd assignment for class is to create a spread in which I make an argument for or against something...in my case, "Kids reading books is a good thing." I have several older friends with children that are basically illiterate from not being encouraged to read when they were growing up. I know I'm a bit old-school, there were no XBoxes when I was young, but I read constantly, and it's one of the reasons I have been as successful and happy in life as I have.
Anyway, here are my initial thumbnail drawings and starting quick sketch.
Assignment for my "Illustrating the Commentary" class, based on a quote from "Joe vs. the Volcano"
"My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake, and they live in a state of constant, total amazement."
Based on crits from yesterday, I removed the torch and played with the contrast a bit...which required some more webs to balance things out. Also touched up the ruby and his hand. Should be one more update - it's due tomorrow.
For my Illustrating the Narrative short story project, I chose "Conan and the Elephant Tower". I'm going to be doing a full page and a spot illustration, but I'm starting on the full page first. Photoshop.
After the initial thumbnail sketch, I began to lay in a bit of texture and lighting.