@Zachary-Drenski It looks great! Don’t ever look at feedback as direction...Especially from me! It’s just food for thought...It’s always easier to play with someone else’s piece, all the hard work is done. Thanks for posting and encouraging feedback!
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.
@LauraA Thank you Laura! It is great to get your take on this - rendering the lighting definitely felt wrong and i felt i was ruining the style of the image with it just as you predicted! - I am going with bringing the fox and tree a bit closer to the viewer instead of pushing the rabbit back (he is so small already) and moving the tree a tiny bit to the right and the fox a tiny bit to the left - still a bit exposed but looking better...Thank you again for your kind words and feedback
@Whitney-Simms wow thats awesome, don't sell yourself short either, charge that extra $10! So how long does it take you to do one? I'm not sure if i would be able to do an event at a store. I will create a different post to share what I am doing (i don't want to hi-jack your post) but first go at my own dog took about a total of 6 hours or so over the course of 2 days. I also wouldn't print them and ship, I would send them the digital file to print themselves. Or is that bad? My thought would be they could then print it larger or smaller depending on what they wanted to do with it.
Didn’t like the direction the previous illustration was headed, so I started over. In this version I do like the black and white line work, but still not sold on the colorized option. Still, this color is better than the first one.