A Mothers Love Knows No Bounds.
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.
Between having a baby and moving to Oregon, I have found it increasingly difficult to be able to sit down and do art. However, when the baby is napping I have made it a point to work on a piece a little bit each session/nap time. I wish I had the full process but unfortunately, I lost the files. D: Regardless, behold The Leaf Lion. :3
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. :)