Hello! My name is Madeline, and I'm a student working to improve my art! Kind critique is welcomed and encouraged. Thank you!
Posts made by Madeline Ireland
Finding Work Under 18
Alright, so I've looked around at a few freelance sites and most of them explicitly state that one must be over 18 to use their services and find work.
I'm under 18, and I'm looking to get started on possibly getting some work in. I took a sequential art class at my local college over the summer and my teacher really urged me to find some jobs. I'm just not sure how to go about doing this right.
Things worth noting:
I've been doing commissions through tumblr for the past few years, I'm pretty good at working with people.
I don't mind low pay, I understand that's something that comes with being inexperienced.
I study from home, so I have a lot of time to work on art. I can work more and finish jobs faster than someone going to school/working a full time job.
A few questions:
Can I apply to jobs on the freelance sites saying I'm over 18 and get away with it? (Or should I even do that?)
If I want to do freelance, what kind of jobs would you recommend for a beginner?
And any advice/tips in general on this entire thing.
I did make a portfolio here, if that helps any!
Any advice on this is greatly appreciated!! I'm relatively new to the possibility of working freelance, and I apologize for being clueless. Thank you for your patience!
RE: Asking for critique and color help.
I 've started on the photoshop course, it's been really helpful so far!
I see what you mean about the tangents, thank you for pointing that out! I sized her down and moved her over a bit, I think it works a little better now. I also took a swing at coloring, I colorized my black tones to a warm brown just so it wasn't too dark and dreary. Then on a normal layer added some color. I think I understand what you mean with the fourth method, I'll definitely check out Dziernacki's stuff and see if it would work better for me.
As for her eyes- she's actually a robot, which I think the color makes more apparent. But I get what you're saying about the glow! And yes, this is part of a larger narrative. I'm actually trying to develop a better background style for my webcomic, so I think I'm going to do some snapshots of scenery to get an idea of what I want to go for. If you see more things to be improved, I would love to hear it! I really appreciate what you've said so far, you've been a huge help!
Asking for critique and color help.
I'm new to SVS and have been taking a few classes. I'm taking the painting with color and light class right now, and I'm looking for critique on my work. I'm not at all experienced drawing backgrounds, and I'd like to get some feedback! Don't hesitate to point out obvious mistakes and problems, I'm open to everything.
I'm also unsure how to go about coloring this? I just started learning photoshop (I've previously used SAI) and I don't know how to color it while keeping the same values. Any tips are greatly appreciated! Thanks!!