Here is a light study for the hidden prompt. Any thoughts? I am trying for two light sources, warm from the chest, and cool filtered light from the top. Any tips on lighting under water?
@Chip-Valecek I found this article and thought of how you have so many creative avenues. Look under #2. It gives a cool example of a menu that could work for you. It also talks about using illustration in web design (that is the overlap maybe you could market it!)
Wow @Chip-Valecek you have an awesome amount of experience in a lot of different areas! You are super talented. I think @Concept nailed it that your biggest challenge will be to send a clear message about your product. It also took me a while to notice the buttons, mostly because I was looking at the great background. The about page made it sound like what you really want is illustration, so if were looking for help in another area. I may be hesitant to ask.
What do you think about a splash page or just a home page that asks them to choose what they are interested in, and then sends them to that portfolio? Maybe "Welcome to c-shell media! Would you like web-design/branding or illustration?" Then tailor an about page, and contact page, etc. for each path. To me character design, Simpsons style, inktober and fan art are all sub categories under illustration. And Web design and branding could go together.
Welcome! Your artwork is fantastic! There is a really nice variety of classes on SVS. I would highly recommend a subscription, you can't beat the info for the price. Out of the basic art classes I really loved "Creative Composition," and the one on Visual Storytelling. But I think the most unique are the classes that help the business side, things such as "How to make money in illustration," or "All about Agents" for example. There are even classes on different paths such as licensing your work, editorial illustration, how to draw comics etc. I haven't tried the live classes yet because there is so much information with the subscription. I have been very pleasantly surprised.
I really like your style! I actually like the darker sky. I might give a stronger highlight on the right side of the pirates hat to pop it, but that isn't a biggie. On another note, I had a hard time identifying the foreground object in the right front. My initial read was that was the brim on a gentleman's hat. It wasn't until I noticed the fins in the background that I figured it out. All in all I think it is fantastic!
This is such a cute idea, it made me smile! I agree that I thought that the mother was really funny as well. My only question about her, was that her teeth are obviously not taken care of, so why would she care so much about getting her son to cooperate?