Ah! Cute. :) Well, except the experience of braces. My sister had them and hated them. But, teeth need to be straight right? heh. :)
That's Photoshop? I'm more and more amazed at how real-medium-like Photoshop is able to create in images. I thought it was something like Krita, or Sketchbook.
I like the framing on this, and what a sweet moment! I say paint in all the leaves, maybe some acorns to break the shapes up. It is your Slowvember piece after all. Then later you can play around with the blur to see if it adds a nice effect or not. You could make the foreground in shadow and throw some dappled sunlight around the characters to add light to the focal point. With a frame like that though, you don't really need it. As long as the characters are brighter than the foreground people will naturally focus on the characters. Are you familiar with Marco Bucci? He has some excellent painting tutorials that may help. Look for him on you tube or facebook for his videos. He also did a class for SVS.
Hi, I'd like some help with a personal illustration!
So aside from the fact that I want the background to be a dark room, I don't have much else planned. Should the background be simple or busy? And should it be structured or more organic? I'd be so grateful if you gave me your opinions on my piece. Thanks so much.
Oh, and I'd love to get some advice about colour, contrast, and depth! I've been struggling with those.
Sorry it's a link - my photo wouldn't upload for some strange reason
Thank you for the feedback :)
You're right in that he's not quite physically capable of playing that instrument XD. Adding a bow would make the whole thing make a lot more sense from a story-telling point of view
When I redraw the character I'll be sure to incorporate your suggestions (particularly the movement) and I'll take a look at the character posing class.