Miranda, I love the cover so far. I especially love the way who've designed the dragonfly (two swords and the way he holds the shield). I understand your concern with the plume(?) and leaf on his (her) head. Perhaps simplifying the design to only be a leaf, maybe making it a bit bigger in proportion to the head? Other than that, I have no critique atm. I love where you're going with this and can't wait to see the final. I hope that helps.
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RE: Dragonfly WIP | Another book cover! | Requesting Feedback
RE: Dragon Fly WIP Danial Glover
I really appreciate the work you've shown so far. Great way to ask for feedback! There's a lot to look through and try to offer advice on. I agree with some that has already been mentioned: Be careful with a design that isn't clear right away. To me, I thought mayflies because I've seen Discovery shows about insects. I think, of the thumbnails, that your second one reads the strongest, with the princess and the dragon(fly). As an artist, I believe our greatest hurtle to reaching our potential is our own doubt. You got this! Jump in and you'll learn (master) perspective faster than any other way of doing it..... everyone seems very nice and welcoming. I look forward to what you show throughout this month's prompt. I hope my advice can be of aid.
RE: August contest feedback needed!
@djlambson Hi, Deborah. I really like where this piece is going myself. The choice to mirror the wings with the ground is interesting. I personally enjoy it, the only critique would be that most of the characters and action are over top of a "busy" ground. I think color would allow the subject to come forward more, but other than that the ground plane is handled interestingly. I would say it doesn't seem like natural landscape layout, certainly more wing-like, but I really don't mind that. I hope that helps.
RE: Roadblocks To Finishing Your Projects
@K-Flagg Keep going! I certainly am there too and know, too well, the issues of being hypercritical when the moment calls for understanding and patience (but also, action!). I won't WISH you all the best, only encourage you artist to artist. You got this!
RE: Opinions please
@MOO I really like the collection of images. Looking over the second option, I much prefer the original (I don't think it's too dark at all when compared with the rest). I feel like the flow of music and how you filled the space creates a more natural and interesting composition. The newer design is nice as well, certainly lighter, but - for me - gets busy at the cradle, making certain forms a bit difficult to differentiate. Only my initial impression, great work!
RE: Hello from the Southern US
@Elliot Welcome from the PNW. I've been slowing chipping away at the abundance of resources I've found on the site, but am only now utilizing the forums myself (low self-esteem). I hear nothing but welcoming and supportive feedback and I look forward to more fully utilizing the site myself. I've also never posted work, but plan to do so soon as well. I found that the foundational courses are excellent starting points to sorta knock loose the creative-cobwebs. We all seem to have those moments where creativity isn't natural. I'm confident that a community such as this one will be an invaluable aid. I look forward to seeing your work and just wanted to say "hi." Take care.