February Third Thursday



  • Ballerina-with-Dog-web.jpg



  • @Chris-Perry very cute!



  • I think this is cute as well. This is a great image.

    I'm just not seeing a strong "love" theme. I can guess how it could be branded that way--the girl loves her dog. Or maybe the girl loves dressing up like a dancer and listening to music with her dog.

    But if I just saw this image and had no idea what the prompt was there is no way I'd come up with the idea that this is about love. I'd probably assume it was about pets or music or dancing.

    EDIT: I just noticed the vaguely heart shaped background. Maybe pushing that more would help.



  • thank you



  • I love the texture! Very cute.



  • @Chris-Perry Hi Chris - I really like the texture of the medium you are using here - and also the blend of some of the colors really adds a nice depth and interest to the characters.

    Having the music mixed into that semi-heart shape in the background is also a really nice touch as well. It gives it a neat decoupage feel.

    The one thing I might suggest - is to do a little clean up of the smudges that are in the off white area around the piece. I feel like they distract from the piece overall and would be a quick fix in Photoshop for example to just take them out.

    The other thing I might consider doing in a Photoshop clean-up is removing the paper edge ridge that goes through the dogs nose area. While it may be true to placement of that paper during your creative process it does take away a bit from the dog. So I think it would be interesting to see what it would look like if you smudged it out a little bit digitally.