On improving storytelling



  • Hi everyone πŸ™‚
    I am new to svs and excited to see all your work.

    I thought I'd introduce myself with a piece I made recently and get some feedback. I've been drawing actively for the past year and recently thought about becoming an illustrator thanks to the 3 point perspective podcast, which is the best πŸ˜ƒ

    With a friend, we chose the topic "Cats in clouds" for our weekly challenge and this is what I came up with. Could you please give me some tips on storytelling what's missing, what could be better and maybe color which I am still afraid of πŸ˜ƒ

    Thank you πŸ™‚

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  • @Denie-KonečnΓ‘ Hi Denie! Welcome to SVS!
    I think your story is pretty good. The little kitten is really cute!
    The only thing that's throwing me off is the bright red sun. Since most of the colors you've used are cool blues/greens, red being the warmest color is attracting too much attention. If you remove the sun completely, the picture looks much better. I see you already have a good sense of color generally since you've used the warm red in the kitten's scarf and the fish fins where you do want to bring attention, so that's great!
    Also, I'm not sure what the thing on the cloud is on the right.
    Overall, I really like your watercolors! πŸ™‚



  • @Neha-Rawat Hi πŸ™‚ Thank you for the reply. You’re so right that the sun takes a lot of attention. Haven’t realized. And with a bit of honesty I think the scarf and fin red combo was also a bit of luck. It just came to my mind that I want the scarf red and it just felt right and I thought to put the red on the fish to stand out against the green and maybe connect the picture a bit.

    I appreciate you taking the time to look at my picture πŸ™‚



  • @Neha-Rawat Ow and the thing in the back was supposed to be a little airplane that got them there πŸ˜„


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