Hi I’m new looking for constructive feedback

  • Hi there I’m new to SVS and I’m wondering if there’s anyone here willing to look over my current work for feedback and pointers. I work on a farm so development is slow.my work can be found on Instagram at @spaceteacat and Andailite47 on deviantart . Thank you

  • Pro

    @danielle-King-Leeds This is kind of a vague request and hard of access... I'm a lazy creature, if I have to type in a username into instagram or deviantart I'm out^^''' I'm not too proud to admit it and I think many others are like that too. Enter a direct link or better yet, upload specific pictures directly on your forum post. It's hard to give pointers on your entire body of work, especially without any idea what your goals are. Are you aiming to be a professional, if so in what industry? It's easier if you give us 1-3 specific pictures and give us a clue what you're trying to achieve - then we can better advise you if you're on the right track or not.

  • @NessIllustration thank for your insight . Again I’m really new to this as well as technology skill as Weill. Right now I’m just aiming to have a portfolio that is Art school worthy as well as finding what I can do. At the moment as I’ve stated I work on a farm in norther Colorado and I’m hopping to become a better story teller with my art . I’d like to see if there is any thing that I can do despite my 24/7 work load to advance in art so that hopefully even if I just endup as an art tears can evoke inspiration and creative action from others from a very similar walk of life.

    I don’t profess to have awesome work but I do desire too one day.

  • Pro

    @danielle-King-Leeds I'm not entirely sure why but it's kind of hard to get a handle on what to say about your work! Maybe because you have so many different things? Maybe because you're in that sort of intermediary stage. You obviously got some good knowledge and practice mileage, I can see some good observation skills as well. But your work still doesn't have that polished professional look. If you were a smith crafting a sword, right now you'd be at the stage where you've beaten the iron into a nice sword shape, but you still have to refine it, make it smooth and sharp.

    Your work looks a lot like practice rather than finished pieces.This is a good time to start thinking about composition, and trying to make a truly finished piece with a clean finish, without sketch lines and smudges. The presentation (low res photos, all sorts of lighting) also makes your art look less high quality than it really is. This is a good time to start maybe working on thicker paper rather than just a sketchbook, and start scanning your pieces instead of just taking pictures to try and see how better your can get at presentation

    Like you've mention this would be a good time to start telling stories with your art, instead of just drawing random faces and objects. For example, pick a story or fairy tale and illustrate scenes from it. It can be anything that excites you. I've done some Harry Potter scenes last year, it was so fun! I also don't see much of a signature style. This is a good time to start thinking about what you want your style to look like and how to let your personality shine through.

    I hope that helped! You have a good base and now you can take it to the next level by pairing your skills with composition, presentation, storytelling and personal style. I recommend Jake's "How to draw everything" class, Will's "Creative composition 2.0 class" and Lee's "How to discover your style" class.

  • @NessIllustration thank you this is really helpful 😊

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