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    @tessaw Five stands out to me - i think it would make a very nice portfolio piece!

  • Thank you everyone. I think that I'll go with number 5. @Jon-Anderson they are all supposed to be floating, kind of like they're in an anti-gravity situation. I'll explore that specific thumbnail with a few more iterations so I can play with poses and getting it to read clearly.

    You guys are so awesome and really keep me on track. So grateful for your insights.

  • These look really good. I like #2 & I agree @KathrynAdebayo's comments. The candles and mugs make me think of wanting to be cozy & warm, so drinks with ice would really help convey the concept.

  • Hi Tessa,
    To me #5 has more frenetic activity and wimzy. So naturally it will atract attention.
    But #2 has a sort of rising and falling motion like a sine wave, or melodic music. More of a quite appeal.
    Pardon typos
    Sent from my iPhone

  • I like 5 the best too. It seems the most fun image to look at, it has a ton of crazy energy!

  • Pro SVS OG

    I love the energy of 5. But you nailed it with lazy playing in 1. Maybe you can go back to one some day. Canโ€™t wait to see the finish!

  • I'm probably late to this party! 5 for the contest, but several of these would be awesome to work up later! I like them all.

  • SVS Team SVS OG

    I am also for number 5, or you can give the lazy one some joints in their mouths and turn the whole thing into a chill session ๐Ÿ™‚

  • @Miriam True true. You and Kathryn are totally right about that.

    @W-Coats Thank you, that was a really beautiful description. You're good with words. #5 and #2 were my favorites, so it's nice to see people responded well to those 2.'

    @TianLian Thank you!

    @lmrush Thanks, I do plan to go back to one of the lazy ones, if I can.

    @Eli Thank you. Yes, I'd like to paint one of the other ones!

    @Chip-Valecek lol. The heat was supposed to be the thing that was making them loopy!!!

    Ok, I played with some ideas and these are two that I liked the best. These are still very rough, so I haven't settled on the values, lighting, or worked through tangents yet, just trying to get down the basic composition, poses, and setting. A. is supposed to be a livingroom and B. is supposed to be a garage.

    1.Which one do you prefer?
    2. If you like the drummer instead of the piano player, do you like how the drum set is breaking apart?, or should I keep it more like a traditional drumset, and just tweak the shapes to be more dynamic?

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    Any other thoughts welcome and appreciated.

  • SVS OG

    @tessaw One vote for "A" - i really like the the keyboard player

  • I like sketch A. The point of view really helps with the floating concept, and the guitarist's hair (upper right) looks cool and sells the idea as well. I also like the values.

    I know this is just a sketch, but I don't think the expression on the keyboard player's face fits with the whimsical concept. I want her to look happy, excited, or peaceful, but I'm seeing it as extreme concentration, really intense, or unhappy.

    The image looks balanced, and even though there's a lot going on, everything is clear & has enough space.

  • SVS Team SVS OG

    @tessaw I vote for A as well.

  • SVS OG

    I like the living room pic better only because the top down point of view conveys the story you want. While I think the garage view could make for some really dynamic lighting the lower, more standard, point of view implies extreme jumping. The living room furniture makes the setting easily recognizable and though it's more extreme it helps push the idea of getting lost in the music. As for drums or keyboard I think you're good either way. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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    A! I love that perspective! I think that the person in the white pants needs to be pulled out away from the wall a tiny bit, though.

  • @tessaw I like the drummer and atmosphere of B but prefer the guitarist from A! It's wonderful to see how this is progressing!

  • @tessaw Hi there. I really like the complex layout you're shooting for. It might look cool to have one person on the couch and the other on the floor. That might get the focus of their faces on different levels of the image. I think that's what works so well with layout #5

  • Pro SVS OG

    I vote A, it looks awesome, I can't wait to see it finished!

  • SVS OG

    wow! really love this concept. voting for A. can't wait to see it finished!

  • Whoah, this looks great! If I could suggest anything it might be to not have the angle 'top down'. I think if it were straight on, it would sell the floating a bit better. Because this is such an 'action angle' you have to really sell the floating with their poses and expressions, which currently could be seen as jumping, falling, and then the keyboard player looks fine (maybe minus the expression.)
    Maybe if the living room were minimalistic, with a focus on the characters instead, and the shape of the drawing was a long rectangle with them floating up?

  • Those girls are totally jamin' !! I like โ€œAโ€ because the figures pop. the wires create an interesting pattern and provide a counter to the strong radial perspective lines of the walls. Fascinating composition, eye catching.

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