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3.50 / 5.00

Feb 8, 2017 | 10:50 AM EST
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I did this Spot illustration for Feb. issue 2017 for Perihelion Sci fi web zine company with colored pencils. Tell me what you think?



Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like this piece. The overall proportions are right and it gives a good scope of size and presence to show that astronaut is dealing with real structures that are meant to contain someone with a bulky suit.

The only thing I can think of to offer advice wise is on the black background. Colored pencils are a finicky medium. The background shows some bleed through of the paper but there some preparation work that can fix issues like this in the future. An artist that visited me one day noticed I had the same problems especially when I did large 18 x 24 poster pieces. His advice was not to scrub in more pigment like my mind was thinking. That would cause gouging and too much pigment layering that would just rub off. He advised me instead to use a dark colored marker close to the color of the background I wanted and color it in with marker first, then let it dry, then work on the rest of the picture then go and fill in the background with my black pencil. It yielded a smooth, rich, solid color effect that fixed the bleed through issues I had. Hope it helps.

jungmeister responds:

yes with putting marker first and go with colored pencil makes super sense. Yes that would help greatly and make the rendering time less and ease on my hand stress. I think i did some llike that in my lifetime i cannot remember when. I did not have black marker at the time . If i did have that blk marker. It is pretty much dried up. I have seen lots of artists use like copic markers to render the drawing and go with colored pencils on top of it and it looks great. Especially saw this alot in sketch card art.
Paper i used to do this piece was on 9x12 tone grey paper and thank you for your crit


Rated 3 / 5 stars

I like the tone but to improve I think you could change the lighting to add affect

jungmeister responds:

i try to but the pigment of the colored pencils can only take so much