@Pilonya great image! I must say though that I wasn’t quite sure what was ‘going wrong’ when I first glanced at this. I came back today and read your post about the unwanted backpack snatchers and then realized the bunnies were the culprits. Initially it appeared to me as though they were just woodland creatures drawn to the beautiful campfire music and were coming closer to listen. Maybe if there’s any other way to portray thievery it would read a bit better. Possibly one with a backpack already around it’s shoulder, tiptoeing away while looking over it’s shoulder and another maybe dangling from a tree while reaching for another backpack, almost in a Mission Impossible manner, would really lend to the theme. Just some thoughts:) Thanks for sharing!
I’m a personal trainer currently working out of London, Ontario. I am also a husband and father to two little ones.
As a kid, I spent all of my spare time drawing and was quite good. I was the guy who people came to when they needed something drawn. As I got older I ended up spending more time with sports which left little time for drawing for hours on end.
Long story not so short, I let my passion of art (drawing specifically) fall by the wayside and eventually lie dormant for the better part of 16 years with only a passing doodle here and there.
About a year ago I found myself thinking ‘Life is too short to not be following your passions. What am I passionate about? Art! Get back into drawing and do something with this’. And here I am.
I hope to someday be a successful ‘late bloomer’ who finds an income source doing something that I truly love.
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RE: JULY CONTEST: WHEN SUMMER VACATION GOES WRONG.
RE: First attempt at water colour
@Alicja-W thank you so much, that’s great advice. The funny thing is, with the little water colour (or painting in general) knowledge I have, I did think to myself ‘Ok, lots of layers’ haha but I obviously didn’t do it quite right. The point about watering down my paints more is great and I didn’t really give myself enough time to be able to paint, let it dry some, add another layer, and then repeat. I will definitely try that next time. Thanks again for taking a minute to lend a helping hand, I really appreciate it.
RE: July WIP: Beach Day
I wish I could provide some solid feedback on how to go about painting this but I’m still learning in that department myself.
I just wanted to chime in and let you know that I think you have a great composition here so far. Very readable, good image and lots of potential. I can’t wait to see it when you finish. Good luck!
RE: First attempt at water colour
@TessaW thanks for the feedback!
I agree 100% with all three points. The forehead shading got away from me as I ran out of the colour I was initially using and tried to mix more but totally botched the colour and didn’t notice until afterward - it bugs the heck out of me! Haha.
As for the hard line from the forehead to the hair and adding in some shoulder and shirt to balance it out, I never thought of that but love the suggestion.
Thanks for taking the time to offer some help:)
First attempt at water colour
![Hey everyone, I haven’t been frequenting the forums as much as I should be as of late (partially because I get overwhelmed navigating and knowing where to start?) but I would like to make more of an effort to hopefully build more of a support group so to speak. I’ve been feverishly working daily for the past couple years to build my craft up to where I want it to be (and will probably be doing this the rest of my life lol) but I don’t have any local connections to people in the art community so I think I need to make this SVS forum more of my family.
Anyway, my wife just turned 34 the other day and I thought I would try my hand at a portrait of her done in watercolour. It didn’t turn out great but it was a fun start. I’d love any feedback you can provide (both good and constructive please as I would like to improve). Let me know what you think! Thanks:)