I like the colors you have but I would probably cool down the from end of the car and warm the things hit by the rear light a bit more. You could also do with pushing the dark values to add depth and atmosphere to the painting
Also, not so much about the color, but your snake is merging into the bear's leg. I would try to move one or the other to create a distinction and add depth
@tessaw thank you for your comments. I’ve only started digitally painting recently, and was working hard to get the background and character lighting to match, so it means a lot. I’ve really been struggling with the rendering, as I intended to keep it simple and seem to have wandered from my original vision, which has confused it, and made it too fussy. Thank you for pointing this out! The darker coat and changing the edge of the coat/hand look great too. Love the glowing eyes! Thank you so much for your help and encouragement! I really appreciate it!
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.
@johanna-kim Thanks! I'd love to master digital watercolors. I come from a digital background with some acrylic knowledge, but I love the way old watercolor artist's work look. Watercolor pen and ink style, like Arthur Rackham, Michael Hague, and Tasha Tudor. (Only I paint with much brighter, more saturated color)
@bnewman Yes, the corner thumbnail indicates the direction the eye should go. It's to remind me where my lights and shadows and shapes should go, so I don't put too much distracting details in later.
@Gary-Wilkinson I actually drew -that- thumbnail after the image to remind me where the guidelines should be when I paint this. (see above comment) I went through many bad variations before settling for this character. My previous ones were not cute at all. hahaha The big eyes made them look more creepy and psychotic.
@kat Thanks for the feedback! I am going to have water dripping from the girl and other areas throughout the room. I wasn't sure about the new direction of the octopus head but your description and contrast between the two has me set on reverting it back.
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