Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Technical Difficulties...

For some reason, I can't leave comments at this time. I get a verification request but there aren't any letters to type...I'll keep working to figure this out. Sorry.

Thanks for the comments, all!

I've been going back and forth on using a firm line in my illustrations (as evidenced in my portfolio). I think you're right that the lines maybe have gotten a bit heavy in certain areas...I'm thinking that by varying the intensity of the line, ala Candace, I might be able to set a limit for dark/light in the fore and backgrounds.

This critique is awesome. It's exactly the kind of information I'm seeking.

Again, thanks!

Does anyone have a preference of line vs. no line in my stuff? Just wondering.


sara.b said...

Ya know Pete, I had the same problem when it came to black lines in the past. My solution was to change the color of my line. I now ink everything in brown/sepia. My black lines just became too dominating.

Another idea to play around with. I'm so glad to hear that the crit is helping. I don't know whats up with the comment thing....I'll see if there's anything I can do in the admin options.

Carmen Keys said...

I think you have pieces that work well both with line and without. The old man piece works well with the line, it doesn't overpower there.
I also started out with using heavy outlines and abandoned them for the most part because it locked me into an Art Nouveau look (which can be nice but I wanted more flexibility), but fairly recently I've been adding line back into my work -- what works for me usually is to use line in the same color as the object it is outlining, just a bit darker. And thinner than I used to use in the beginning. I think the key is just to keep experimenting until it clicks for you!