Hey @Maria J Venegas-Spadafora! Sorry this feedback is so late- I started this paintover earlier but last month got busy for me! Anyway, great work! Love the stylization and simplicity. The main thing I wanted to adjust was some of the value structure. I darkened the bg to silhouette the house better- adding the light on the ground behind the building also reinforces this effect. If you notice, the stone foundation blends in with the ground if you squint so I made sure to create enough contrast between the ground and the stones. I also thought you could darken the walls of the house just a bit to make those lights glow more! The last thing was to harmonize the colors- especially at the base of the house where the warmth of the grass would reflect onto the structure. Adding some yellow into the stones while also making the shadow side blue and cooler helped to capture that feeling. Even adding some of the orange from the pumpkins would be a nice detail on whatever is nearby. Other than that great shapes and strong design! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome work again @Maria J Venegas-Spadafora! I already did a paintover on your other piece and this is looking great already- so I'll just leave you with a lighting suggestion. You have a nice dynamic of light on the table which is a nice focal point, but the rest of the building is also equally lit which competes with the first statement. Designing the light shapes on the upper building in such a way to lead the eye down to table could reinforce both visuals and make for a more cohesive image. (And sorry for such a delayed response!) But either way, great work!
@Maria J Venegas-Spadafora, this is pretty good design work!! I love how cartoony the house feels. Nice use of the asymmetry on the bigger roof, and way to go compensating it with the brick chimney and other minor forms on the right. The background and overall composition might be a little bit too flat indeed, as Josefin K mentioned, but the architecture definitely tells a compelling story - It certainly has a mix of “funny and creepy” that’s pretty interesting to see. And I also love the way you’ve been working out the textures and colors. One little thing I see is that the smaller metal chimney (is that how we call it?) on the right side of the bigger roof (our left side) seems a bit too faded, almost lost, since its values are so close to the dark background. And it’s such a nice shape, so maybe play some light tricks in order to make it pop just a little bit more? Also, I’m curious about your process! I was guessing you started with a rough 3D model, then painted over it, was it? I’d say that how you develop this piece should depend on your goals with it and as an artist in general: . If you want to make it an “illustration-focused piece” (in case you want to boost an illustration-focused portfolio), you could give attention to the points Josefin K highlighted. Maybe try to bring up a stronger sense of atmosphere and storytelling not only with the house, which is already good, but also with its entire environment and surroundings. Make sure the lighting, values, colors, textures and visual FX are fully coherent throughout the scene’s mood. . On the other hand, if you want it to be more of a “concept-design-oriented piece”, I’d say you wouldn’t need to polish it as a single image. Maybe make some composition adjustments to make the house design stand out even more (such as making the “little chimney” more visible, as I mentioned above), but don’t spend too long in it and focus on taking the design process further: add some silhouette and shape variation studies, sketch in other views of the house, blueprints, front and side cuts, display details, maybe some perspectives of the interior, even expand it and add some props? These are possibilities, so you could decide on adding what you think would value this more as a design project. Of course, deciding on any of this will depend on where you want to direct your goals as a professional, your artistic identity, what kinds of jobs you want to work on, etc. Hope this helps! Let me know if I can help you with anything else. Keep it up!
Hi, I am trying to wrap my head around what I am seeing on Goldfinger's Animal anatomy for artists. I would really appreciate if someone could take a look at my lion head tracing. Am I identifying the main anatomy correctly? Thank you in advance! @Liandro
Hello everyone! This is my first post. I don´t know if it is right to use this space for showing finished work but I would like to show my recent artworks based on what I learned from this course. Please feel free to critique my work. Have a great day! Greetings from México.
hi, I think you are on the right track. the proportions seem a bit off, especially the male ones. Their torso and upper arms are huge and the heads look tiny in comparison. Getting proportions right I think is something that comes with practice.