This was my initial sketch.
However, in the completed on I decided to remove the background.
Returning home to my illustrative roots.
Hi Julia, I use information like this to help me understand my Business Landscape, which includes my target audience, barriers, and what makes my products and services stand out. In addition, I use it to understand Market and Trends for an Industry Overview. This helps me determine my top three markets, determine barriers and threats to these markets, and then that helps to Identify Problems, Solutions, and Advantages I can use to move past those barriers.
So, for instance, I found that in 2012 in the National Endowment for the Arts did three reports that revealed finding about Arts Impact. It showed that
It also showed barriers that stop individuals from attending the arts showed that:
• 47% of people said they didn't have enough time
• 38% said that it cost too much
• 37% said it was hard to get too.
• 22% noted that they didn't have anyone to go with them.
Some solutions they suggested were :
• To a couple of low-cost admission with learning-focused programming
• Increase community engagement
• Provide opportunities to socialize and experience new art forms
• Market to couples deciding on date night options
This helped me to look at the local data I collected from the people in the community where my studio is located to make comparisons with the needs they wanted for their youth. As a result, it helped me to determine my class offerings for my studio that is going to open soon. When I open I'll be able to gather new data to create better results for my students..
In Illustration, I'm going to use this data to determine the markets that are best for me, and to see if they are a fit. This info will also help me with pricing, business structure and more.
Looks good. I like the addition of the cool shadows around the figure. Now, I think you just need some more contrast or dark in some spaces and under things that curve. Lastly some directional light in your piece.
Heres another example. You'res probably looks better. However, I was trying to show or imagine where the mountains would cast their shadows on and around each other, and draw the path towards the center or the moon.
I love the movement and the light in this image, and the expression on the dog's face. I want to know more about the other figures behind the trees.
This year I'm committing to a 100 Somethings Project called 100 Ravens, and I'm growing my creative bank by going on 50 Artists Dates or outing by myself. I'm also taking classes here on SVS and on creatureartteacher.com with Aaron Blaise.
This Month I'm working on Anatomy with Aaron Blaises Class, in February. I'll be completing the SVS Perspective Classes and in March I'll be completing the Light and Shadow Class on SVS. I work in 3 Month Blocks. So in the last week of March. I'll be planning more for the next 3 Months.
Here's a link to my 100 Ravens Thread here in the forum.