AyGee Posted September 27, 2015 Share Posted September 27, 2015 I tried to gather some opinions over on the Weasyl forums, but no one has posted ANYTHING in the critique section in the three days since. So I'm gonna ctrl-c/ctrl-v the topic here, since I know this crowd to be a little more vocal.I don't have much to show off at the moment, and maybe I'm still trying to find a niche, but I'm feeling a little concerned that I'm flip-flopping in tone a bit much, and that it might be alienating viewers.Some days I'll be drawing fairly cutesy things like this or more still on the more light-hearted side like this.But on other days, I'll render out the apocalyptic arrival of an amalgamation of mad gods wearing a klansman hood with nuclear bombs for legs. Maybe they're vent pieces, since they kind of represent the things that frustrate me in life. But I'm a little concerned that having both kinds of things in the same gallery is gonna seem a little schizophrenic and make me look crazy or, worse, indecisive. Am I worrying too much? Or should I try to buckle down and keep things more consistent?Additionally, I was trying to collect opinions on the line art styles of the two lighter-and-softer pictures above on the old FAF and their replacement before they imploded, and didn't have the time to get much input. In the poolside picture, I did my usual style of drawing in progressively darker shades of grey on one layer, then cleaning it up a little before setting the white to alpha and coloring in behind the sketch, which has the advantage of making the lines match the shading of the coloring behind them easily, but the disadvantage of taking more time, and being harder to edit after I set that color-to-alpha. The shark-girl picture, on the other hand, I did in a similar style, but decided to work the lines down to full black, which seems to go a bit faster and makes the picture look much more 'finished,' but... I dunno... Does it make it look too 'plain' or 'average?' I'd really like to work on making dark, 'done' lines to make things look more professional (or at least as close to professional as I can get).Thanks in advance!tldr; Is switching between cutesy and grimdark gonna confuse/alienate viewers, and if so, which should I stick with? Also, should I do translucent lines with coloring in behind them or solid black lines? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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