I got an honorable mention! So many questions !
@Melissa-Bailey-0 yeah I see what your saying that the yeti is blending into the background, funny I didn’t notice that ! Usually I would about a month later haha........it’s funny how I find it hard to spot these things in my own drawing but when I look at others it’s more apparent to me. I like the idea of the shepherds too. I’m gonna give that a go and defo take into account your advice , thanks so much
Isabel Reyes Feeney last edited by Isabel Reyes Feeney
@Melissa-Bailey-0 I just did this super duper 2 second quick rough edit , was this what you meant ? Love to know your thoughts.
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@Isabel-Reyes-Feeney Big improvement! That looks great!
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@Isabel-Reyes-Feeney you're welcome! And yes, looking better, but what if the rocks were even bigger? Like he's crouching under a boulder or outcropping to shield him from the wind? In that case, it would be a lot bigger than he is. And putting him completely in front of dark rocks will help him stand out.
If you do this, though, to keep him looking big, you'll need to make the background characters small to show scale.
Gonna say it again, LOVE your yeti!
Ok so last question I promise I rewatched the critique arena for the cooking yeti to remember what will and lee said about my piece. I was so nervous when it was live so thought it might be smart right anyhow I’ll get to the point ......... they mentioned that in my piece the rock pile over took the piece which I remembered but they also mentioned the other two characters taking focus away from the yeti sooooo do I loose these two ? Wouldn’t it be real bland and boring and a yeti just at a fire cooking his dinner? I’m so confused ! I thought story telling matters but then in this spot it takes away focus on the yeti ? Any0ne have any thoughts on this ?
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@Isabel-Reyes-Feeney hope you don't mind that I did this (took a screen shot and did a quick draw-over) -- but this is a really rough sketch of what I was trying to explain in words, and probably failing miserably.
Don't know if this helps at all, and you'd draw it SO much better than me, but this is just one way to include the characters and tell the story you want to tell while composing the spot in a way that makes the yeti stand out. Not sure if this is even a composition you'd like, but it's one possibility of many. (The rocks probably don't even need to be this dark -- it might work better lightened slightly.)
@Melissa-Bailey-0 of course I don’t mind, quite the opposite , I really appreciate your input. I see what your saying now, but now does the big rock take over.........? im gonna take it all into account the advise which I’m super grateful for and I’m g0nna start chipping away at it !
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@Isabel-Reyes-Feeney LOve your drawing.
I like it with the bigger rock, I think because the colours make the Yeti stand out more
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@sarahlovellart Agreed! The big rock actually makes your idea easier to understand! It both makes the yeti stand out more, because of the contrast (the red in the fire does this too) AND it eventually (which is important because it should be second) leads the eye of the viewer to the people watching the Yeti.
So to recap: I see the yeti first, thanks to the way you accented him, and AFTER that I see the people watching him. There is a hierachy of ideas that you achieved here! Great work (:
Also the fact that there is some kind of second idea, that adds mystery, makes your first idea stand out more.
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@Isabel-Reyes-Feeney oh I'm so glad you didn't mind! I never want to encroach on a fellow artist's work or offend! Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. ️