Haha! I love the concept! And I love the worried little doggo! the composition is great. I’m trying to think if it needs anything else but this is totally working for me. I love the sparing details and the clear story. Looking forward to the final piece!
Telling stories, one drawing at a time.
Freelance illustrator | Dog lover | India
Posts made by Neha Rawat
RE: December Prompt WIP - Feedback Please!
I think when the sketch is in such a rough stage, it’s ok to describe the scene a little more (in words) so that thr viewers can give helpful feedback. The rectangular thing could be a present, an art frame, a box of Christmas decorations, anything. It’s clear that they’re looking up and the man is point at something so a mistletoe would be a Good guess based on the Christmas tree. If the tree is removed, he could be pointing to anything.
Though it looks like the girl is holding a brush so the parents are probably looking at her painting.
What I mean to say is, the amount of detailing in the rough stage is good, but we need a little context to understand the scenario. Good luck!
RE: December prompt wip - feedback welcome!
Your character designing is so cute!
The mischievousness of the girl is pretty evident but can still be emphasised a little based on the comments shared.
As for the placement of the father, how about changing the layout of the illustration from a landscape to a portrait/square layout. Keep the eye level closer to ground like you have, but now you can show more of the beautiful decorated tree and the father sitting on a chair next to the tree. No need to show his face since the girl is the focal point. You could also show one of his hands hanging off the arm chair holding a piece of paper or an address book with Santa's phone number on it. (Also, the chorded phone and the address book sort of imply an earlier time so it would go well together.)
Best of luck! Looking forward to the final illustration!
December prompt WIP - feedback welcome!
This month's prompt is so versatile in terms of emotions, it took me a while to settle down on one idea!
I've chosen sadness / pain as a mood. The scene is of a little girl in a hospital gown with drips attached to her, who is overhearing her parents talking to the doctor outside her room. The parents are are crying from hearing some painful news by the doctor.
I also decided to add some christmas decoration in the room just to emphasise the contrast.
I plan to have the room mostly in shadow with light entering from the crack in the door and the blinds.
I still have to stylise the characters of the parents and the doctor so this is just a placeholder.
Also, I'm not sure if the room looks enough like a hospital room. I decided to add the drips to the girl to make it obvious that she is a patient. But other than that, everything is cropped off (the bed/chart/some hospital machine on the right). Does this work?
Would appreciate feedback!
RE: NOVEMBER CONTEST: SLOWVEMBER
This was such a fun challenge! Never spent so long on a piece. And such wonderful entries by everyone. Some really amazing storytelling and techniques!
Everyone on the forum is so helpful and I'm so glad to be a part of this community of amazing people and grow along with them! Good luck to everyone! Cheers!
RE: Slovember - feedback welcomed!
Thank you so much for your feedbacks! I agree I totally missed the focal point. It started out by being about the cat but the addition of the other characters and the lighting sort of diverted the focus.
I've made some subtle changes:
- Changed the kids expression to focus on the cat
- Tried creating a trail of mess (this was quite challenging since all the details are so small - should have planned this out in the beginning!)
- Darkened the foreground / cat and brightened up the background characters.
I've never been so confused with the coloring before! I really want to highlight the cat in the shadow but I'm not sure of which colors are looking best.
I tried 3 color variations for the cat. I think the 2nd one looks best but I'm not a 100% convinced. Help!
Slovember - feedback welcomed!
I was really stoked when Lee White announced the Slovember challenge but I was really busy so started the whole process really late. I didn’t do enough research or experiments as I would have wanted to. I have this tick of wanting to finish every piece in one sitting... which is not always the best strategy.
This challenge was a very good reason to take things slow and create a portfolio worthy piece. (Not that there’s anything stopping me from creating any other time, but still)
I knew from the beginning that I wanted to create something detailed. I’m not particularly confident of creating indoor spaces so wanted to explore more in that area. I decided on a toy shop theme.
These were my inspirations (Also Will Terry’s ‘Draw 50 things’ challenge)
I started with creating my own space layout And perspective but nothing was feeling right.
Finally I chose one of my inspirations images and created a similar space layout with making a few modification in the structure.
Initially I was planning to have the old man freak out about the cat creating chaos in the shop (as you can see in my draft sketches) but finally changed it to a more calmer mood. The cat is still creating chaos but now it’s like an everyday-thing.
Feedback’s are most welcome! If there’s anything I can do or improve my piece in the next 2 days I’ll definitely do it!
Here’s my latest render.
RE: Slowvember progress.
@Braden-Hallett Wow! Brilliant work! I love love LOVE how you've documented all your research and practice. Thank you so much for that!
I really love the coolness of the sky with the warmth of the field and the characters and the super dynamic poses.
I'd like to share a few thoughts (these are some nitty gritties because with a wonderful piece like this, that's all you can find!)
- The angle at which the hat is flying based on the distance from the kid doesn't seem realistic. If it has flown of the kids head, it would be rotated about 120 degrees clockwise (almost upturned)
- I'm not sure what the shadow is of the rabbits chin at bottom left but it's creating an assumed tangent line along the fence and is a little distracting.
- And I agree with @KathrynAdebayo about the eye being drawn to the spot where the wing, hill and fence touch. Unless that's intentional, I feel it would be nicer to have some space around the tip of the wing.
Wonderful piece! Your work is an inspiration!
RE: OCTOBER CONTEST: The experiment worked! Penny was so relieved to have her dog back from the dead.
If it looks like a dog and it feels like a dog, is it really a dog?