@Braden-Hallett I want him to sit back a bit more in the background and i've been trying to experiment with lighter and more muted pallets. It's a quieter scene so I don't think the colors need to shout but maybe I need to warm him up a tad more.
@xin-li this is something that I'm struggling with a lot. I've gotten feedback that my portfolio is a bit too "theatrical" in the sense that the action is always turned towards the viewer, even when I play with different points of view. The advice was that sometimes it's better to build tension by not showing all the action in a single image and then paying it off in the next image (which in this case may be the view of the snow globe?). I'm not sure if I'm successfully implementing this idea, maybe this isn't a good image to try to play with that? The idea is that this little fairy type person is hiding behind the snowman to avoid being seen, maybe I could do something more like this?
Yeah, some of the premixed paints can be rather much. I like some for lack of wasting paint trying to get the right shade for say an eye color (or trying to rematch the same shade if you end up needing to use more of the pigment than you made ) I do prefer high-end quality over cheaply made, but that doesn't necessarily mean cheap money wise I've come to find ️ All that said, I am honestly still rather new to color all around having done mostly all graphite, but I do believe capabilites with all tools also depend on the quality of those tools to be sure, and gouache is definitely one I want to play with!
I'd like to ask some feedback on what I'm doing stylistically. I'm kind of wondering if maybe I'm over illustrating some of my work a bit.
I tried to do less on the dino than I did with the boy and the yeti.
But I thought maybe I should try pulling WAY back and do some planning then start the first idea with that in mind and see what happened. What I ended up with is spending far less time rendering all the details out and then chose a really limited color palette. I probably started this 4-5 times because I kept changing details on where he was on the mountain.
Does a more simplified approach seem to help it or take away from it?
Thank you! These are all good ideas! The fact that everyone wondered about the fox's smile lets me know that it's distracting. I will think about your suggestions in my bronchitis induced stupor and we'll see what I can get done by next week! I'll definitely try a texture on the snow, @Suji-Park.
@Zachary-Drenski said in Critique requested portfolio work:
@Lobalyss Keep making great art!
Thank you ! I will !
@Laurasketches said in Critique requested portfolio work:
I think your work has a lovely, simple, graphic feeling. I did notice on your website that your images take a long time to load-consider smaller files or compression? I'm not a techie, but I do know that load time matters.
Best of lucK!
Thank you for your opinion ~
I thought about it one day and I guess I totally forgot to change the file size, thank you have noticed me that
@TessaW thanks for the response.
I liked 6 for a similar reason because it provides a very different feel than the previous as the 2 ideas are very different on the 2 pages.
I really like what you did with combining #9 & #10. Thank you so much for taking the time to re-draw it. I think I like it better than 9 or 10 individually. I was really drawn to the 'underground' view for some reason but struggled to make it work.
Great feedback, thanks again.
Liking it better without the crop--mainly because the design of the window is lovely AND the characters of the two watching birds adds visual interest. I also think it helps the color scheme pop out the yellow framing your main characters. Nice work!
Okay so I've done over 50 thumbs now, and I was struggling with the mountain having feet and making sense with the prompt, so I made it a giant snowy owl, which I thought could be fun.
So my big question is, do you think it's okay to have the owl blend in with the mountains like so? Or should I pop him out entirely and have another owl hidden in the background?
I feel like I'm struggling because I want to do a piece that incorporates a larger environment/background rather than doing a close up shot, but that it becomes less engaging when I do so. Any feedback or advice welcome.