@MichaelaH The sides of the bucket were even at one point. But I tried distorting/stretching it as if it was picked up off the ground quickly. I’ll fix it.. will take all of your other feedback into account. Especially the hands. It’s a constant struggle with hands for me. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide valuable feedback!
3D game artist in Seattle, exploring the exciting world of picture books.
Posts made by Branden Brushett
RE: July WIP: Beach Day
RE: July WIP: Beach Day
Thank you so much! This feedback is spot-on. I thought about tilting the bucket as well but got lazy and decided not to fix it. But will change it up now that someone else called it out. Thanks for taking the time to do a paint over! I appreciate it.
Hi, Branden! Here are my suggestions. I think your composition is a bit stiff since most of the objects were in profile view. So what I would suggest is to mix up the positions of the objects. Below is my suggestion. I tilted the bucket And turned the basket around to add variety. I also moved the sand castle a bit lower to emphasize that the bear is taking off. I hope this helps.
July WIP: Beach Day
It's been a while since I've done this but I couldn't pass up this months prompt. I struggled getting an interesting composition for a few days and almost gave up. Wish I had saved out earlier versions to show how much of a mess it was but I think I am in a good spot now. I was inspired after a recent summer vacation/road trip and had a beach day with a bit too much wind. Great kite weather though.
I would love some feedback before I start painting. Any suggestions on how I can improve this? Thanks!
RE: JULY CONTEST: WHEN SUMMER VACATION GOES WRONG.
@cameroncole This is pretty epic. Reminds me of The Last Kids on Earth.
RE: FEBRUARY CONTEST PROMPT "LOVE"
"For the love of honey"
I really enjoyed the process on this one. I didn't want to do anything typical that has to do with love, like hearts and arrows. So I tried to think out-of-the-box and this is the result.
I think I just really wanted to draw a bear and then somehow convinced myself this would fit the topic because bears love honey. At least, that's what Winnie the Pooh told me.
RE: Luv WIP
@Braden-Hallett OMG. So good! This is going to be a fun one.
My only feedback would be where the parents heads are in relation to the bottom of the shelves, along with the cereal boxes. It's hard for me to tell the depth; are they in front of the shelves or underneath it? I know they're in front but my brain was playing tricks on me a bit. Lighting may resolve that.
And with the cereal boxes, the focus on the love between the parents two faces might be more clear if the boxes didn't take away from their silhouette? Maybe just leave the box on the left so the back of the dads head is more obvious.
Great line work btw!
RE: Love WIP
I see what Heather is saying about the bridge. I think it's more like stairs, or a ramp coming down to go to a different walkway? But I can see it getting in the way a bit. Well, at least the railing. You aren't giving yourself much space to work with so reducing how far that extends would help establish a more defined silhouette of your character.
I do like the confined space feeling here. Looking forward to seeing the end result!
RE: Love WIP
Pretty "sweet" composition.
Anyway, one bit of feedback is in the value. It's pretty bright right behind her head so my eyes keep focusing on the background. So maybe bring some of that bright value to the front of her face if that's where you want more focus.
Also, the link to your website with the "http://" isn't forwarding correctly. Taking out the "http://" seems to work.
Actually, now that I see your portfolio, I think you would have fixed the values I mentioned above in your final pass. Love your work! Looking forward to seeing the final result.
RE: Light and color (please halp)
I wouldn't worry about the color right away. Just paint the values in grayscale and you can overlay color on top of it once you nail the lighting.
I don't think you're too far away from getting the lighting right but the yellow is a bit too saturated and the black line down the middle of the image isn't helping.
Aim for this