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Old 07-21-2017, 07:48 AM
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Chubby Cherubs

Hi all! I'm working on a children's project and thought I'd share the piece in the series. C&C is always welcomed and I hope you like it! Cheers!

(Schmincke watercolors & Prismacolor pencils)
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:26 AM
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Oh that's adorable. I'm sure lots of kids will like your book. Probably dream about it too.
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:28 AM
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Thank you for taking the time to comment, Snow Tabby. I thought because of the lack of response, maybe I shouldn't have posted it.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:51 AM
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Nah sometimes people are just too lazy or tired. Lots of people get the silent treatment.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
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Mark, I really do like your style! These fun and fatty cherubs are way too cute. Good luck with your project!
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Thank you, Snow Tabby and Kay! I really appreciate those comments! Cheers!
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New member here. I think your Chubby Cherubs rock. Ironic and Adorable at once. Terrific line work. I am trying a series of retro toy art images with gouache which are kind of illustration-like, and yours really caught my eye. Wish I had your eye for composition.
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New member here. I think your Chubby Cherubs rock. Ironic and Adorable at once. Terrific line work. I am trying a series of retro toy art images with gouache which are kind of illustration-like, and yours really caught my eye. Wish I had your eye for composition.

Thank you so much for your kind words! The composition comes from just sketching it all out, first. I did a time-lapse video doing this one ("Old Artist vs. Young Artist"), if you're ever inclined. Cheers and good luck with the retro toy art! Sounds like something I'd enjoy for sure!
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Re: Chubby Cherubs

So, I dig your illustrative style, especially the watercolor shading with the sharp lines between light and shadow and then the fade back to light as you back into lighter shade. I think the bulbous bodies are cute and somewhat reminiscent of Captain Underpants.

I also want to echo the comment on the good composition.

One thing I might point out (and I don't know if this is stylistic or not) is the wings of the straw blond guy in the lower right. While the wings on all the cherubs seem centered to them his seem a little off kilter. I think because he is in a three quarters view while the others are more face on it looks like his wings might be growing out of just the one shoulder blade. Just something to think about.

Again, great piece.
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One thing I might point out (and I don't know if this is stylistic or not) is the wings of the straw blond guy in the lower right. While the wings on all the cherubs seem centered to them his seem a little off kilter. I think because he is in a three quarters view while the others are more face on it looks like his wings might be growing out of just the one shoulder blade. Just something to think about.

Thank you, Aedosama, so much for taking the time to not only check the drawing out, but offer such a valuable observation. I did the piece on a whim, and wasn't paying attention like I should have. That wing bugs me to no end and if it were a piece for a client, I'd redraw the entire thing (or edit it digitally). As it is, it serves as a good reminder to myself that mistakes happen and to be more careful.

Funny enough, in the speedlapse video I made while doing this drawing (called "Old Artist vs Young Artist" on my YT channel), at 14:12 in the video, I put a callout to that very wing you noticed.

I may go back and edit it digitally at some point, and if I do it will be because of your advice. I'll repost, as well.

Thanks again and I sincerely appreciate your generous thoughts! Cheers!
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Again, thank you, Aedosama for calling out the funky wing!
I took about 15 minutes and digitally readjusted it, based on your feedback.

Would be grateful for thoughts on the update. Cheers!
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Spot. On.

That looks amazing.
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Spot. On. That looks amazing.

You're the best! Thank you so much!!!
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