I haven't posted/added anything in a long time- but I felt inspired by autumn this year! Just a basic little scene, but I tried to evoke sweetness, cooler weather & general fall vibes.
Hi all, it's been awhile since I've posted anything- but I've been listening to the podcast and got excited to try to work again. Trying something different! I still want to add texture- maybe push the light/dark, and also maybe add more small details...thoughts? Thanks!
Your art is incredible! I agree that you will definitely get into whatever program that you want- and I was going to add that since your skills are already so honed you should maybe think about minoring/taking a lot of business classes. Since you've got the art part down, it might be more helpful to learn about the part of the career that they don't tend to focus on in art school (small business, organization, etc.) Just a thought!
Hi everyone! I am pretty new to SVS (though I did enter the August 3rd Thursday as well). This is my first piece that I've tried in-depth photoshop painting, and it's tough. I know it needs a ton of detail work, but any critiques would be super helpful. I also feel like it's kind of static, so if you guys have tips on how to show movement I'd appreciate it, thanks!
Hi, I'm working on a book dummy- I work totally in AI, and I personally like the look of flat color, but I'm worried this is missing something (I know texture might improve it, does it feel necessary?). Also, does the character (the monster) look consistent? I think the salamander needs some adjustments. TIA!
@nessillustration Color choices & treatment are really nice- it still feels like the placement of the table is off (to me). It's not on the same plane as the back tables, it reads like it's up on a platform or something. But, that's pretty nit-picky! It's a very nice piece.
Really lovely! It looks like the girl is looking at the chair (and thinking of the person who isn't in it?). I think when you add color you can play with light & shadow to emphasize the emptiness of the chair to have that idea come across a little stronger. Also, I just noticed the pile of dirty dishes in the sink- a nice detail to imply grief/people feeling overwhelmed.
Hey all! I could use some eyes on this project/new style I'm trying to work in. Obviously it's super simple (most inspired by a Lucy Cousins' type of illustration). Are they reading well (do the emotions come across visually)? Is it way too basic to be interesting? I don't feel finished with the design of the pages, it's really just a rough start, but I'm hoping for a little feedback before I get too far into it (it's hopefully going to be a completed book dummy for my portfolio). Thanks!
@NatLundeen Thanks! And yeah, that's a good call! I don't do a lot of full page spreads, but I need to start thinking about placement/composition more.
I agree with @carolinebautista- I do think that the emotion comes across well (and I love the rendering of the mother's face- as a mom of two young children I can relate ) but the baby's face doesn't look as realistic/proportioned right for it's age. I think you can fix it by doing some face studies though. In general it's a really sweet illustration!
I really like the use of texture- I think the sky/moon & lighting on the boat and sail work well. I would only suggest brightening (adding/changing something) to emphasize the faces of the animals to drive home the focal point. Really beautiful piece!