I haven't been able to draw as much as I would like to as of late! Recently moved, have a baby on the way, life's been kind of chaotic!
Luckily was able to bunker down and get back in the flow of things. This was a piece requested by my boyfriend for his step father's birthday. He loves the ocean, wants to be a captain on a boat and he also loves his Wild Turkey and smokes. Haha. Can't wait to see what he thinks. :)
thank you so much for everything you do, I usually watch your videos while I'm drawing and they give me tons of motivation!
I recently started to get into watercolor, didn't do that for years now. And am really afraid of f-ing up every piece I start. But I think it's going quite well even though I know I have a lot to learn, an can usually name uncountable things that I want to do better the next time :D
Here is the piece I would love a critique on:
It's the essence of the fairytale 'The star money', my favorite fairy tale when I was a child.
My main goal in this piece was actually to not focus on just the character but work with a light source that casts hard shadows (in this case the glowing star money), as well as a full background. I usually just draw characters not connected to a scenery (so there usually is no specified light source) so this was good practice. I started by sketching on a piece of paper, then scanned it in and tried out different color combinations and shadowing. Then went back to my drawing table and first sketched then colored it.
Since it's the first time I drew something that complex with watercolors I would appreciate it so much if you could give me some feedback. I bet you see stuff I didn't know yet that it was wrong because I had so much to focus on :D
I would like to learn more about a few specific website creating sites maybe that you all use for your portfolios and how to go about setting them up. Portfolio and Self Promotion with James Yang was a great video about portfolios, I would like to learn more about the actual nuts and bolts of a few of the most popular website creators out there. Thanks and all the best, really looking forward to Inktober this year...
@Peter-Jarvis Thank you for your feedback. My illustration looked flat to me, but I couldn't figure out why. Now that I look at it again, I see exactly what you mean about the wall, especially surrounding the window. It looks paper thin!
Thanks Natiwata and Jiri! I haven't really worked the mom and baby yet, but I really like what you did with the face Nat! You're right that the rim light on the house might draw too much attention to the background, I'll get rid of them!
@Bobby-Aquitania Oh that is such happy news, the best Christmas present you could get!! I am so pleased for you and glad you are one step closer towards beating this. Fingers crossed that you get the same results in January. And happy anniversary too! Definitely good reasons to celebrate :-)
@Rich-Green I have seen that. I was thinking - probably I am the only one who followed their size limits....
Does not matter, really. I am not sure how many people get to see the gallery, given how hidden it is.It´s going to be big enough when I print it for my portfolio ;-)
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