Winter time illustration critique.

  • Hello everyone!
    I was rely exited about the first art challenge of 2020, and I immediately started to sketch & paint, ironically since it was winter, in the last two weeks of January I got sick and I wasn't able to finish it, but here it is. šŸ˜„
    Please let me know what you think!


  • Lovely work! I love the color palette and character design!
    I think the only thing is that I'd like to see the other arm of the hunter guy. Or at least an indication of it. Right now the cape feels like it doesn't have another sleeve opening.
    Great work! šŸ™‚

  • Wow, the characters are so well designed, and I love the scene. Since you have such nice atmospheric perspective going on with your background trees, Iā€™d desaturate your walking character just a bit to make him fade back a little. Thanks for sharing!

  • I was thinking the same as @KathrynAdebayo šŸ™‚ Maybe you could add fog to seperate the characters a bit? That would also lower the contrast of the branches in the back a little bit! But otherwise I really like it, especially the style šŸ™‚

  • Strong perspective and storytelling here. Great job!

  • @KathrynAdebayo Thank you šŸ˜ , I love designing characters, here is my concept sheet:


    @Juli I apsolutly agree, when my wife saw you post she said how could I miss something like this when I`m always so nitpicky šŸ˜†
    @Neha-Rawat Thank you Neha! Yes the "hay cape" appears to be too solid, it would be pretty difficult for him to shoot an arrow if he needed to this way

  • @Laurel-Aylesworth Hi Laurel, initially I had a strong idea of how I wanted it to look, but after a few thumbnails I ended up with something completely different.

  • Really nice, I like the composition & negative space- it really gives room for the story to come across (and great rendering too!)

  • @CaroStoltz Thank you, the original idea was a book cover, and I left a lot of negative space in the upper half of the image, I still need to do the Title, something like "Winter tracks", illustrated by...
    I will be updateing it soon.
    Happy painting!

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