@ColbyGreen welcome! Great drawings!
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RE: Serious critique needed, please!
@LauraA thank you!
Ok, so maybe to keep with the flat feel but not a flat image, rather than curving the shadow, what about stopping the dark value just short of her hair, this will indicate a change in the plane and not result in more rendering or tightening up
RE: Serious critique needed, please!
first of, all very nice little image. I think 2 & 3 work best, mostly because the darker rock face, while nice, flattens out the image in terms of value/perspective or tonal perspective. Another small issue I have that is slightly flattening the image is that the girl's shadow is casting onto the hill behind her as if it is very close (almost like a wall). I would have it cast, and taper or follow the curve of the hill.
edit: sorry the bush, not the hill, I think the cast shadow of the girl needs to follow the curvature of the bush, I read it as a hill, because I thought it was continuing from the hill with the little stepping stones behind her.
RE: Slowvember: Macbeth. Feedback on thumbnails
I really like 2 & 5. I love the comp of 5, and I think they both portray the most information about the story, and I've always been a fan of the weird sisters. I'd like to see lady macbeth incorporated into one, or maybe more options with her, as she is pretty integral as well.
To me, lady macbeth and the three sisters were representations of manifestations of greed, envy, etc in Macbeth's head. Not in a sixth sense way, but a symbolism way.
RE: Hello! Would love a critique on this art!
Great image! Love the perspective!
Would love to see the more bananas version, and some cast shadows to ground them (along with the other aforementioned adjustments to them)
Also, maybe differentiate some of the texturing. I kind of feel like the noise that is permeating the image is overwhelming as it is affecting every surface.
Hello from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hey everyone! My name is Eric.
I'll try to keep this long story short. I'm just going into year 3 of a 5 year plan to make art a significant (or primary) source of my income.
I'm 42, my wife and I had a baby a couple years ago. I was crazy into cycling at the time, but when the baby came, that changed my ability to just go out and ride. I went back to drawing, my original passtime (I graduated from art school in '99).
About 2 years ago, my wife and I were at a Christmas craft fair, and I made a promise that in one year's time, I would have a body of work, and would be selling at an art fair. That is how I found SVS learn, I was looking for advice and stumbled accross the @Lee-White driven episode of 3 point perspective about doing fairs and conventions. I have been hooked ever since.
I will now be doing my 3rd fair this Christmas, and have since landed my first serious illustration contract for a museum (I'm not allowed to say much about it at this point).
When I negotiated my contract, I employed a huge list of skills I learned from listening to the podcast, tips from all 3 hosts (such as asking them to chose 3 images I made that they really liked, which then helped me negotiate a price).
I think the podcast really resonates with me because...well, in many cases, I am sort of in the demographic that many of the podcast topics are aimed at. I'm late in life, reigniting an old passion, struggling to know the ins and outs, and have a fear of the money, because like many in my situation, was never taught the business side of this. Since I am older now and a little more secure in my life, I have less issue with discussing and wrapping my head around it.
Anyways, big thanks for the podcast, it has been a ton of help for me, and I hope to engage in the community here.
My main focus right now is traditional printmaking (linocut/relief printing). My illustration job is all ink and watercolour. Also have another baby on the way! Super busy!
Cheers, and thanks for reading (if you did)!