Feedback on Portfolio Piece
Hi there! I'm looking for some feedback on an illustration I'm working on. It's a personal/portfolio piece, inspired by some of the "Dream Portfolio" stuff I've been doing (I've been studying a lot of vintage book illustrations.) Below are 3 different versions, all of which I like... But I'm not sure about the trees. What do you guys think?
C (I'm kinda leaning towards this more simple composition...)
I like number 2 best,the trees look great,The colour palette is wonderful very subtle and beautiful.
I like the loose linework and the colour pallet. Are these final images or are you going to refine them further?
I like number 2 the best but the left-hand tree merges into the foreground tree a bit. It might be worth considering the values there.
Also, there is a small tangent between the yellow reed/flowers at the bottom left and the sky.
Looks great though. The ideal portfolio exercise was really useful for me.
i like the 2nd one better too. the spaces around the trees are much better. these are still wip, right?
The composition of the third works best for me,
These are looking really cool. I like how you distributed the orange throughout the image. I like 2 or 3. Possibly make the background trees in 2 a little darker? May or may not work. I would definitely refine the linework a bit if you don't plan to already.
Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! These are definitely still in the rough stages, so lots of cleanup will be happening once I get settled on a composition. For an example, this are some of the pieces I used as a color reference:
So the line work is going to be somewhat cleaned up, but I want it to still have the effect of "mass produced" texture. (I might pull from Alphonse Mucha for the lineart.)
I decided to move the moon, and I think that really helps. Tried it with and without a tree.
E (I think I prefer this one!)
@missmarck gorgeous illustration such nice work with your consistency on style and awesome values. I just wanted to let you know I kept struggling to understand her head/face , I wanted to see/understand it better. Fantastic that you are using your dream portfolio pieces to guide you Congrats!
I love illustration B and your three inspirational images. :) Either way you go though, I think this will be great. I can't wait to see the final image. <3
I love the second one because of the value in the trees! Lovely style by the way!
@lmrush thanks for the feedback! I was originally going to have her facing the moon, so you can't see her face, but after taking a break, I think a profile shot would be better :)