Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster... Hello!
Hey there, it's lovely to e-meet you all! I just thought I would say a quick hello and introduce myself. My name is Emilie, and I am just getting back into art/illustration after about cough 8 years cough of being out of the game.
About a month ago, I stumbled upon the Three Point Perspective podcast, listened to the "Am I Too Old to Get Started?" episode, and was inspired to take the leap back into creating.
At this point, I am just trying to get my creative muscles back in shape, drawing every day and learning as much as humanly possible about how to craft an intriguing image. Of course, since I would consider myself a super newbie, I am open to any and all critiques, and plan to take advantage of the collective knowledge of you lovely people! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all as we all grow together!
Here's a little something I made recently, I'd say this lady is just as excited as I am to be here
Chip Valecek last edited by
@theemkat welcome to the forums! Age is just a number right?
@chip-valecek You are 100% correct!
TessaW last edited by
Welcome! I also took a long break from art before getting back in the game, and I've had shorter breaks (some as long as a year) since then! Glad to have you back and hope you stick around.
Fun portrait! The expression is great. xD
@tessaw Thanks so much for the welcome!
It's good to see someone who has gone through a similar journey
Art of B last edited by
Awesome work! I'm lookin' forward to seeing more of your posts
SarahLuAnn last edited by
Fun portrait! I like the hair color... I recently went from teal to green so I feel a connection ;-). Welcome and enjoy the forums! I myself have been more of a lurker of late, but hope to be able to jump back in soon.
@art-of-b Thanks for the welcome! I've seen some of your posts, and I must say I love your style. The animal illustrations you've been doing are so beautifully clever
@sarahluann Thank you! I'm digging the blue hair too. It was the first time I'd done anything that wasn't a "natural" hair color, so it was a fun to play with. It would be so cool to have it myself, but I don't think I could handle the maintenance haha
lmrush last edited by
Welcome to the forum!!! It is such a wonderful supportive community! I am glad you found us!
@lmrush Thank you so much! I'm blown away by how much knowledge is here so far, and you are right, everyone looks so kind
Welcome welcome, wonderful post I love the expression.
nyrrylcadiz last edited by
Welcome to the forum!
Chance McGee last edited by
Welcome! I'm also new here and came because of the podcast, it's so awesome! First off I would say you nailed the expression, the emotional weight in this piece is quite on point. You could use Some highlights though, particularly some in the eyes and the teeth. These areas are wet and the light reflects more off of them, it helps give differentiation in the textures - but most of all it would brighten her expression even more and give it that extra pop.
Keep em coming!
Thank you for the welcomes everyone!
@Chance-McGee that is fantastic advice, and explained so well too. Thank you! A warm welcome to you, it's awesome to see people who joined for the same reason.
rachy last edited by
@theemkat Welcome to the forums! Lovely to virtually meet you! Xx