Blog header sketch

Posted May 9, 2017, 3:33:55 PM

I'm redesigning my blog, bogusred.net, and I'm adding a nice illustration in the header. Here's my rough sketch for it. I wanted to do something asymetrical kind of like this site design. If anyone has feedback on this, it would be much appreciated :D

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  • May 9, 2017
    I like it. ^_^ Nice perspective looking back through the forest, and the zig-zag edge makes me think of a torn page, which is probably good for a writing background.
    • May 17, 2017
      Thanks for the comments Firiel. I appreciate it!
  • May 12, 2017
    The asymmetric look is very appealing, the curling plants add a nice whimsy feel to it. The stark white bit at the front is a bit jarring, but I take it that it's going to be colored in? Which would be a plus in my opinion. The trees and branches are done really well, you structured them well (it's a thing I have difficulty with myself, so you have my bit of admiration there!), and they aren't placed very closely, which keeps the piece from getting claustrophobic and helps maintain the open feeling of the whimsicalness. It might be just me, but I think it would help if you added something else to it, like maybe a bee or some small animal? I dunno, it just feels a little empty I suppose, but then again it might just be me.
    • May 17, 2017
      Thank you for the critique MaskedDragonNamedLin. I appreciate you taking the time to do that.

      I agree adding some life would be good. I was thinking of adding fireflies and maybe a couple lizards.

      i was thinking of adding a glowing rune as well. i'll experiment when i move to the color version.
      • May 19, 2017
        Your welcome, I'm glad I could make some good suggestions! Runes could also be interesting, that'll be fun to see.
  • May 26, 2017
    I think your grayscale scenery skills are pretty awesome. You managed to put a LOT of depth into this picture, and really gave the impression of a deep forest without actually drawing a ton of trees. I love the effect, and your use of contrast to emphasize the depth.
  • Jun 2, 2017
    I like your design- nice drama to it - and the way it leads you into the image.