I decided to repost my entry as I wanted to tweak few things! hope is allowed!
anyone is up for a critique of this piece I'm constructing ?
It's a story about pond, frogs, and paper boats. This is my first proper attempt to a composition after watching the Composition class.
It's just a sketch so I hope it's readable enough. I'm not sure if the position of the main objects( little frog and boat) is good. The background will have lily pods to set the scene.
Next step would be to add values. Meanwhile I also am studying about characters, I have done some characters sheets and trying a dry brush technique. For this technique I'm looking at Sonja Wimmer .
Thanks in advance for your comments!
Hi ! following Lee's class I put together a board of my favourite works, not quite 20 but building up to it, I wonder if anyone would help me to find out the common thread , from what I can see, I am drawn to colour more than B/w, cold warm clear contrasts, more painterly look than graphic, nature as theme, more realistic style than abstract, but still a kind of stylized rendering, the drawing is present but again a bit stylized, yes to the decorative aspects,.... but I know that after a while of looking, I can't see anything else!
Any constructive help is super appreciated!
Thank you community!
Uhm, I also add my own board
I can see that many of my images have a higher level of saturation ( mainly because they are used as greeting cards and that brings the customer attention, I suppose... ) but I am drawn more to subtle colour combinations...
Hi everyone, following some of your advices, I made some changes to my previous illustration... any feedback would be really appreciated, in my point the first version, although maybe less thoughtful, was better in the sense that feels less calculated.
Ps: more carrots would be added on the tree in the last version...still wip.
Thanks for the help!
Hi @Lee-White ! really really enjoyed this class, and all the extra tips that are given as well (like the PASTE SPECIAL for the bed duvet, explaining overlay layer,...) . I have a question:
once I worked through my value tones, shadows and lights, if I work traditionally, like you do sometimes I think, and I don't use a grisaille ,
How do I transfer the values into colors? I am scratching my head around this, I wonder if you could give me any advices...it seems simple, maybe once you know it...but I just do it as i feel and it doesn't always work, so I waste a lot of time, and I believe there might be a guide...or not?
PS: I just read you reply about critiques, that would be so great as an opportunity, specially because as starting out, all the consultations/portfolio reviews, or similar that are available are ( surely at a reason) very expensive, and this leaves us often on our own snail pace.. so thank you for this New project! can't wait to hear more about it
@LauraA Hi Laura, there is only one thing that comes to my mind, and feel free to discard it as silly.
Maybe the lady is the baby 's mum? in which case maybe you would like to darken a bit the skin tone..
but for the rest...wonderful idea and compostion! I love it!
Hi all! I am looking for feedback about this composition, I would like to develop it fo rhte Dec contest, if I get the time... I really put my best learning about grouping values...it is so far my most complex image and I am not sure how I could improve it... now, passing from value to colour is a big mistery for me still, as I work traditionally and it's so tricky to keep the value right...any advice?
thank you to everybody that can stop by and send me a word!