My first submission to the monthly contest! So many great entries already! Looking forward to seeing what everyone does!
I joined SVS yesterday and attended the Dec critique yesterday afternoon (so many lovely works!)
I asked Will and Jake if the January contest was open to realistic art. They told me that they did accept all forms of art, but that the judges tended to favor animated children's book styles. (which I am very much not)
I love all of the works I've seen here (you guys have wonderful art!) but I'm feeling a bit out of place. I'm wondering if my work is really a good fit for this group if it will be looked upon in a dismissive light due to being photo realistic over cartoony.
There's always room to grow and improve, but I mainly came here more to learn about the business side than the drawing side since I already feel pretty okay with my skills. This is an example of my work, please give me an honest opinion, should I look for another place to learn that's a little more oriented to my style, or do you think it matters?
I've had a lot of folks I care about losing their fur babies lately. I always feel sad when I'm painting pieces like this knowing how loved and missed they are, but I am honored that I've been given the opportunity to create something that can bring a recaptured fondness to counterbalance the loss being felt. I hope I did his memory justice.
@Suji-Park I think they both are a very nice perspective depending on what you are saying with the image. If you are expressing an intimate moment in conversation, the cropped close up feels appropriate, but if you are giving a sense of closure (like an ending scene where you are leaving off with a sense of contentment and friendship, the panned out imagine is more fitting (in my opinion of course) ️ Either way, both perspectives are quite lovely
@Chip-Valecek thanks Chip ️ I appreciate the response!
@Jenna-Jenks This is beautiful. Was this done traditionally?
Yes! I don't do anything in digital form at this time (Most of my work I take on the go to my other job LOL!) This piece is India Ink though if you were wondering the medium
@Coley I love this! I like the color combination, but I see what you mean about it may be a bit on the dark side. It does contrast nicely though with the light source. Maybe just lighten up the rope and the blanket a little to counterbalance the night sky?
@Braden-Hallett I think it is a lovely sharp style. Don't change a thing! ️