Here is my entry for this month, I hope you like it.
@NessIllustration You are spot on and I was worried about that. I am working on making my characters/drawings more alive, I guess I usually focus so much on the proportion/anatomy/etc that I neglected the story part. I will try to rearrange the characters and draw them in a more expressive way, as if they are really seeing something really impressive. Thank you for that comment, it's really helpful.
@Pamela-Fraley Thank you for your comments, you are right about all of them. I will incorporate more background and move the lion, and the other characters too, because as others mentioned there is too much overlap between them and it's difficult to distinguish where one ends and the other starts. Thank you for taking the time to give me some feedback, I appreciate it.
Let me start by saying that I am not the most active person on this forum, probably another manifestation of my introversion, so I understand if you don't want to give me feedback on this sketch but if you're feeling generous today and decide to give me feedback I really appreciate it. Sorry for the poor quality image, my sketches are messy because I keep drawing and erasing until it looks like what I want. This sketch is not for the July contest, I just decided to try to illustrate parts of the story, this one would be when Dorothy and friends spot Emerald City for the first time. I am looking for some feedback on composition and characters. Does it bother you that Dorothy is not wearing a dress and instead an overall? Does tinman look too simple? Does the picture work when it comes to describing a moment? Any other comments will be appreciated.
Thank you very much,
Hi everyone, here is my entry for this month's contest.
@aprilshin Thank you, it was fun.
Here is my take on this month's challenge. I call it food chain inception. It was a lot of fun to illustrate this specially because I'm not used to drawing animals.
I am a full-time neuroscientist and I do research in this field in a university. Not exactly a 9-5 job (it takes longer hours) but I like it, it's the only job I ever had. It is difficult however to have time to draw and paint, I mainly do it at night after dinner, not my sharpest hours. I like the balance of both "activities" but I definitely would like more time for art, as science doesn't completely fulfill me. If one day I leave science behind I would like to be a full time artist, we'll see.
@Kevin-Longueil I don’t mind at all the draw over, I’m amazed you took the time to do that, thank you. The chair is indeed not following the perspective of the buildings because I wanted it to be tilted in comparison to the horizon line if that makes sense but you are right it looks weird now that you mentioned it, your version is much better. Thank you again, I will try to fix it.
@PieterVanDerBeek Yes, I could do another illustration from the main character point of you, why didn't I think of that before? You are right about the windows, I will add more and draw them closer together.
Thank you for your feedback, really appreciate it.
I am trying to illustrate a story I wrote to have a project of my own and make me draw and paint more. I would like to ask you to give me some feedback on this illustration. I should have asked this on a previous stage but I am happy to redo it if it's for the better. This illustration is suppose to show the main character which is tiny waving at her cousin who is arriving in the flying pod and is going to spend the weekend with the main character. This is suppose to be a kind of sci-fi, dystopian future story. My concern is that the main character may be too small considering that she is the main one. Any ideas on how to improve this would be great. If you also could give some feedback on composition, color or anything else that could be improved would be great.
Thank you so much,
Hi everyone. I joined SVS some time ago but finally I had the initiative/courage to introduce myself. I love drawing and painting and creating illustrations. I didn't have a formal art education though, I mainly learned, and am still learning, with courses online and taking a few classes here and there. I mainly work traditionally with acrylic paint, colored pencils and inking pens but I am thinking now to start combining traditional and digital. I am enjoying SVS very much, the instructors are really good, and I am really impressed with the quality of everyone's work here. I am hoping to improve my art and be inspired by the art of everyone here.