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  • RE: Collective art project to send Will some love and support.

    @ShannonBiondi Here is my painting for Will - i tried to make the little cabin look a bit like the one from his iPad tutorial - Thank you for extending the deadline Shannon 🙂

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  • RE: Collective art project to send Will some love and support.

    @alicia If you sign into your google account it will let you drop your file right into the folder - just worked for me a second ago - would not let me until i signed in though

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  • RE: Group run through creative environment design week 6 art and feedback

    @Susan-Marks ohhh good points. Ty.

    The weird clouds are different things depending on which one. Some are tree lines, some are giant glaciers jutting out. Kinda like this:
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    posted in SVS Class Work
  • RE: Show off your badge!

    @Sarah-LuAnn click "edit" under "profile" - check your groups - click svsog and save changes and it will show up - it looks like Chip did not forget you 🙂

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  • RE: Group run through creative environment design week 6 art and feedback

    So since the next exercise is to make up your own scene! I thought might as well use this opportunity to work on a finished illustration I could put in my portfolio. Here are some thumbnails.

    It’s a penguin shepherd wearing a tux, herding the penguin around. There’s a barn in the background and winter elements like glaciers, pine trees, and the southern lights. And also a doggy in a red bandana playing with one of the penguins. Something simple and cute.

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    Critiques welcome! Exercise 10 will probably be of the barn.

    posted in SVS Class Work
  • RE: Mermay WIP - attempt with color

    @theprairiefox Thank you so much for your feedback! It is so helpful - i am really glad the poetry is coming across to you...that was my main concern really. From the feedback here i'm thinking my travelers inkwell really needs to go since it is reading as being important and as a compass. right now it stands out because i created it with the selection tool and ellipses but i'm thinking now that if i soften the edges, highlights and lines it will still not work...maybe a more classic looking inkwell?? - best to be rid of it i think. Listening while daydreaming about what is being said is so on the nose! I am trying to make it feel as though she is unsure of her own feelings too... something i'll need to work on a bit - the petals are a kind of visual manifestation of the words he is saying...also to show magic exists in this world - because how could he become a merman ....My eight year old daughter says she likes the petals because before i put them in it looked like he was reading her a bill and asking for the money! she was so right too
    @chrisaakins Thank you for the feedback Chris! - i will work more on her expression sounds like it needs a bit of an adjustment to get where i want it...my fear is of being too dramatic like a romance novel cover.....Thank you for the feedback on the scales - i have not gotten to them as of yet - i have kind of laid out the location of scales though - a few years back i got feedback from Jake on a mermaid piece that had submitted for third Thursday that i had gone overboard on the scales and needed to knock them back quite a bit..i plan on taking that advice on this and not having them be so well defined - thanks again
    @Johanna-Kim Thank you for the feedback Johanna! - my hope was to convey poetry with the little book and quill pen..."The Wooing of the Salt-marsh Mermaid" maybe? I have gathered by now that the metal object must go...it is an inkwell but is not reading as such - Thank you so much for the compliment of the rendering - it was really helpful to hear - I've been afraid of color for years and decided with this piece that i would not back down from that little voice - i still feel lost ..but less lost than i thought i'd feel at this point 🙂

    Thank you all again - very helpful feedback!

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  • RE: How to make an artist website?

    @dgal I use websitebuilder.com. It’s very easy to work with.

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  • Mermay WIP - attempt with color

    Here is my work in progress for the Mermay challenge - there is quite a lot of work to be done painting wise i know but my hope for feedback is concerning the story aspect of the painting - the little black and white below is a drawing i did a couple of years ago for Mermay - my thought at the time was that the merman in the image used to be a man... my thought for this month was...how could that situation possibly have come about? The figures are a bit different than the ones in the black and white but that is not important to this new image...it is the story idea that i am trying to get across with this. Are you seeing the story? I feel like it is working? but i have been staring at this for many hours:) Any feedback always very much appreciated!

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  • RE: How to make an artist website?

    I use Portfoliobox. Works for me!

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  • RE: Starting out, traditional or digital?

    I have developed a habit of using both now. I sketch on paper and when I have a good image/idea that I want to take further, I take it into procreate and use that to get a nice composition and values, then print that out and finish it in watercolor and ink. I’ve finished a few things digitally but I like traditional more.

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