That was an absolute pleasure to behold! I to love seeing children's drawings, its so innocent and pure <3
Posts made by NizhoniWolf
RE: Illustration WIP. Critiques welcome.
For the cloud i think the thickness of the line brings it to the foreground with the characters in the boat, if that makes sense??? Try a thinner brush (Sorry i don't work in digital so i may use the wrong terminology) to outline the clouds, and you may find it puts them back into the background???
RE: Girl, your face is driving me crazy
I'm afraid i can't help digitally, but to look at it i feel the Right eye isn't quite right (?)
Also (and you may not want to hear this lol) I think its time you take a day or two away from this piece if it bothers you so much. Look at it again in a few days time with fresh eyes??
Best of luck ^_^
RE: new piece - pls critique
My advice is going to be on the Mental/Emotional Health aspect of what you writen, Why? because i too really suffer from self doubt. It may come from a different location but it is still self doubt. Changing your career is scary as hell, especially when you have children to think of. But let be tell you this, next time you have one of your dark moments, tell yourself not only are you following your dreams (which will make you happier and in the long run your family happier) but you are doing something MORE important..... You are teaching your children to follow their dreams! The hard times, the failures as well as all the good times and wins of striving for your goals will teach your children the valuble leason of not giving up and to just keep striving for more, to be better, to follow your dream!! And that, IS AMAZING! You, are an amazing mama x
Very best of luck to you (i don't work digitally, so i'm not much help to you i'm afraid lol)
RE: Where to get Portfolio reviews?
Thank you everyone for your wonderful reply's i really appreciate it!
@Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen I just about to send Lee a msg when i saw Will(Terry) replied to this thread. Theres hoping that they do decide to do reviews as apart of their services :)
@beckporter Many thanks, that's definitely worth a look!
@Kelanhordos Schoolisum is another one of those great art communities, but sadly $1000 is not something i can realistically afford any time soon :/
@Will-Terry , I think you are 100% right, it is important. And for many reasons, but for many of us, we just want to know where we currently are (artistically) and where we need to improve most, especially if (Like me) you have very little money to spend on classes/subscriptions. Also (as a stay at home mum) i have very little time at the moment, so knowing where best to focus my energy is important to me right now.
My current plan of action is to build a portfolio (Since re watching your youtube vid on what to put in one I've culled pretty much everything! not because everything in it was necessarily 'bad' but because next to none of it was useful for a portfolio...if that makes sense?) Get a good review on my current skills and where i can improve. I'm also hoping to have saved up any spare pennies to afford a years subscription to SVS so i can start/continue to better myself as/after i work on my portfolio.
@rcartwright Another great one to check out thank you!
Thanks again everyone i really appreciate it!
RE: WIP- Critiques Wanted please
@demotlj Thanks for the critique! The princess is actually the rider. She's the more fearless one in this situation. I imagine her as some sort of damsel in distress who got tired of waiting and defeated the dragon who was guarding her tower. Now as her knight has arrived, we can see that she no longer needs his help.
I LOVE that idea! (and i love her face lol) If it was me, i'd draw the knight a little more ...defeated? (is that the right word?) with a " aww maaann" slump to his shoulders (and his sword arm relaxed).
RE: Hello SVS c:
Wow you have a way with colour!
I also really appreciate your honesty concerning your shaky start into children's book illustration and working with publishers, gives me a spark of hope that even if i should stuff up there is always another chance ^_^
I can't wait to see more from you in the future!
Where to get Portfolio reviews?
I apologize if this question has already been asked, if it has by all means send me a link ^_^
I'm look to get a Online or face to face (UK) Portfolio review done. But trying to get a straight answer as to where or who to get one done through, has been impossible, so i thought i'd start asking around. Also what sort of prices should i expect to pay for a portfolio review?
My aim is to get this done in a few months time once I've made my current portfolio stronger. Any advice will be welcomed
RE: Art Classes
To be fair, i think many people are in the same boat, and reach a point where they begin to feel absolute frustration. I know i do, I'm in a similar situation and know i couldn't ever afford to go to art school. But then i have decided that I'd rather do schooling like this one day than art school.
A lot of art school seems to be experimenting with different media and styles, not actually learning skills such as colour theory, composition, value etc etc. I'm not saying this is bad, I just know in my heart its not what i want. And i think at the end of the day that's whats Key here. Do you want to learn new skills and try out many new ways of expressing yourself (ie print making, sculpture animation etc etc)? or would you like to cherry pick the skills you need (ie colour theory etc) to strengthen a style you want to inhance?
I hope that makes sense? Basically, Art schools aren't the be all of becomeing a working artist. Depending on what your goals are you can achieve it through classes such as the ones you are taking on sites like this ^_^ It's not where you studied that counts, its your actual skill (In the job you are being employed for) and how you promote/market yourself!
RE: Ladybug Hustle
@Doodleworx I think i only really noticed it because i struggle with it myself. But my critque is in reguard to the mountains. I feel they overpower the main characters. As its a digital peice i don't know if playing with the satutation would make a big differance or not??? just a thought ^_^
Ah yes lipstick seems like it would suit this character!
Greetings from the UK
My name is Bonnie, My online alias is NizhoniWolf and I am predominantly a fantasy anthro artist. Sadly about 5 years ago my health took a nose dive and i haven't been able to return to work since. Over the last couple of years i have started to gain confidence in my art and have decided to live out my childhood dream of becoming a freelance illustrator, as this will help fit around my health etc.
Now, although my confidence is growing, i am aware that i need to work on my skills. One day when money is better i hope to utilize SVS learn's classes, but for not i will just be using the fourms ^_^ I'm hoping to learn loads, make friends and have fun!