It's December, time to unleash winter/holiday themed pieces! Had this fun little idea when I was finishing up my Slowvember artwork. I can't wait to devour some yummy Holiday treats!
Holiday Chocolate Mousse.
Creating cute yet odd little creatures is my favorite past time. When I'm not doing art related things I am doing awesome related things i.e. browsing the internet, reading, exploring the great outdoors and overloading my black lab with love.
I loved participating in Slowvember! I've been so caught up in work and school. This was an awesome way to pass my free time and distress. I was able to play around without feeling rushed. Pacing myself and taking my time resulted in a much more polished piece! :)
Love this concept, squirrels are so cute when they prepare for winter. :3
I have just a couple of things that might help with your piece.
The first thing that stood out to me was the bird. I felt it was out of place, however, I think it might have just been due to his line of vision. It's taking the viewer eyes away from the piece when we follow it.
Hope you don't mind I did a quick draw over to demonstrate what I mean.
I felt if you changed its line of vision to maybe be looking at what they're gathering, then it will engage the bird into the piece.
Another thing I noticed was that the squirrel parent seemed to be admiring the "food, gathering materials" for itself. Almost like Gollum from Lord of the Rings "My Precious" Haha. I felt that if the parent squirrel turned towards the babies as if it's offering it to them then it would look more like a family preparing for winter.
This combined with all the critters line of vision, allows the viewer to understand better what is occurring within the piece.
Awesome job, can't wait to see as this piece progresses through Slowvember! :)
Hi @eli, I totally see what you're saying. I now realize @Chip-Valecek was probably saying the same thing but I wasn't quite getting it. I blame lack of sleep. Haha! Thank you and also to Chip for showing me, I will adjust the scarf! Thank you for your feedback. :)
Hi @nyrryl-cadiz! I will definitely work on the snowman so he's more apparent to being there. I think adding the "middle" ball will also help the eye realize it's a snowman. I'll play around with showing more of his face, too! Thank you for the feedback! :)
I intended for it to be coming out of its mouth as if the fox tore a piece of it from the snowman and is running off with it. I was inspired by my cat who loves fabrics and strings and likes to run around with them haha :) That's why the snowman is so upset. Well mostly due to the fox jumping on him but also ruining his scarf! @chip-valecek
Good idea @chip-valecek! I'll give him some arms flailing about! Haha
I see what you mean about the bottom portion of the snowman. I definitely need to make them look more like buttons. I think the shadow I added also gives it the sunken in hole look which you're right, resembles the holes in a bowling ball! Thanks for the suggestions! :)
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