Critique requested portfolio work



  • Hi,
    Sorry in advance, english isn't my first language, I try my best ! (I'm french) ☺
    I'm doing illustrations for my portfolio and I'm looking for my business path at the same time, if I want to do children books, visual development, editorial etc. I figured out that artists I admire pursued several path too. It's kinda hard to focus on one based on competition.. My actual portfolio is this one https://mayllis.fr/ . I feel like there is a more design style (that I don't know if it can go in editorial), and a more vis dev/editorial/illustration for books style. I think I will develop more the second one but listening to svs courses, I should focus more on only one. πŸ€” Based on that, I would be happy if you share your opinion about my style. Where do you see this kind of works ?

    As the same time of thinking, I work on my portfolio. I did this illustration yesterday but I'm not entirely happy with it. I don't really know why and I think that maybe fresh eyes can help ! It feels like there are problems of proportions between people, boat and sun, and that characters have not the right style for this illustration.. maybe to realistic ?

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    (Last question for the future, if I want more critiques about other works, it's better to continue on this topic or to create an other one ?)
    I hope I didn't mix everything and that my message is quite clear :disappointed_but_relieved_face:

    Have a nice day πŸ‘πŸ½



  • Hi @Lobalyss

    You have a lot of great work in your portfolio and I love this piece! It’s simplicity is beautiful. The boat looks a little small. I feel like it is close to the beach so it looks like a toy boat. Maybe you can try pushing it back further in the distance.

    I’m pretty new to the forum but I would say create a new thread for each piece you want critiqued but..... hopefully the people with more experience here will give their opinions.

    Great art! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€



  • Hi @Zachary-Drenski , thank you for your advice ! I applied it and change some things (hair, boat etc) . Thank you for your compliments, I'm super happy you like my art 😊

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  • @Lobalyss Keep making great art!



  • I think your work has a lovely, simple, graphic feeling. I did notice on your website that your images take a long time to load-consider smaller files or compression? I'm not a techie, but I do know that load time matters.
    Best of lucK!



  • @Zachary-Drenski said in Critique requested portfolio work:

    @Lobalyss Keep making great art!

    Thank you ! I will !

    @Laurasketches said in Critique requested portfolio work:

    I think your work has a lovely, simple, graphic feeling. I did notice on your website that your images take a long time to load-consider smaller files or compression? I'm not a techie, but I do know that load time matters.
    Best of lucK!

    Thank you for your opinion ~
    I thought about it one day and I guess I totally forgot to change the file size, thank you have noticed me that πŸ™πŸ½