@MichaelaH Thanks for the suggestions! I tried to make her look younger, is this better? And yeah, I'll be adding in the details like making the leave look more realistic and such once I have all of the more integral kinks worked out of the image.
I taught art at an elementary school for 5 years before resigning to pursue my dream career of illustrator. I am always open to any advice and would love to hear from my fellow hopefuls at any time!
I fixed the things suggested above! Better? I think putting the grass in that window really helped ground the perspective a bit more along with the rug. And hopefully the sucker stick no longer looks like a cigarette, haha.
Gonna start refining it if there are no other obvious issues that stand out.
@theprairiefox haha, oh man, I was worried about just that! I was hoping the lollipops being rendered a little more on the blanket would connect the dots about it being a sucker and not a cigarette, but making the stick thinner is a good idea!
@MichaelaH Good point, there probably is too much blue sky with more tree needed.
@chrisaakins Ah!! Yes, I couldn't figure out what was off either, you're so right about the rug. I'll definitely fix that in the next retouch, thank you!
I really appreciate the feedback, everyone! I'll go implement those things right away!
@murielle Gosh, thanks for taking so much time to look at it! You're totally right about the rope and the confusing readability of where the wood panel meets the floor on the right side. I see the guilty line and I'll fix that for sure, I think it also confused me on my value study because I shaded it the wrong way too.
Thanks for helping me spot these mess ups at the thumbnail stage!
Hey all! I'm working on my piece for the Draw 50 Things challenge and here's the comp thumbnail that I've got right now:
I've been staring at it for a couple of hours now working on it and would love some input. I feel like it looks a bit dark at the moment, but that will be changing with color. Here's a quick thumb of my plans for the lighting/hues to illustrate kind of what I mean, though I'll still probably lighten it a bit underneath:
I am mostly concened that I am overlooking some proportion/perspective/tangent issue that I just can't see because I've been too close to it.
So instead of sleeping on it and looking at it tomorrow, I'm just gonna submit it here for you guys to tell me what you spot, haha.
Oh my gosh Will, I am so, so sorry to hear this sad news. I can't imagine what you and your kids must be going through. I'm so glad you are with loved ones right now though in this dark time. When a loved one passes unexpectedly it is terrible. You have no time to prepare yourself for it, I recently went through this with a friend's sudden passing. Gosh, what a hard thing to loose your spouse like this. I will be keeping you and your boys in my thoughts and prayers.