Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Hobbist, for now ;)
Steve Lenze
Nice painting Juan, I really like it. I agree with @Christopher Beaven about the composition. Maybe a little room for the brown horse, and all the little horses above his head all look the same size and kind of look like a horse hat. I did a little sketch, I hope it helps :)
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thanks so much for taking the time to do a paint over...I'm beginning to think the horse on the left doesn't work at all. I like the idea of a dark shape in that area. Probably the horse should be coming out of frame in another pose.
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Tejas Keswani
It's a great piece The only thing I would say is that the white horse somewhat feels disconnected from the other ones The main reason for that is the reflected light on it Your reflected light is blue whereas there is no blue colored surface near him, and I dont see any brown light getting reflected from the other horses onto the white horse Take care of that next time Otherwise I like it
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thanks very much, Tejas.
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Christopher Beaven
At first I didn't think the composition was good but I changed my mind. I like how you've framed the white horse and you've put the viewer right in the mix of the stampede. I feel the action and maybe even the rumble of the hooves. The only part that I have criticism on is the brown horse on the left. It's head looks a bit squished on the left side. Maybe the proportions are off? Not sure there it just doesn't look right for some reason. Sorry wish I could help more. It's a wonderful painting! Please post more!
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thanks a lot Christopher. I think the light (render) on the horse on the left is not working.
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Leandro Alli
Hey Juan! I think your work is beautiful! I really liked your light and dark design, I think the composition is very good and tasteful. My feedback is more personal, there is nothing that feels off too me, just things I think it would make the painting look cooler. I really miss some harder edges in the painting, some hard edges for the contours of the horses, to make them pop a bit more. And maybe some harder edges for the horses form. And I think that the drawings of the horses could have used some straights lines aswell. I can see that you were going for a more realistic painting, but I think some straight lines, especially on the legs, would have made the drawing a bit more interesting. Hopefully the feedback is helpful, cheers!
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it.
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Personal piece. I also attach reference images used. Thanks in advance.
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Alexey Skliar
Hi juan . I think as an illustration it looks preaty good. I agree with previous guys about composition and separation but its minor things overall the picture looks solid.
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thank you.
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Atharva Lotake
@Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce Here's What I have to say about your piece. I hope it was helpful. Btw, Loved your piece! Great job! PS Next time you ask for critique just check the ' Post as Help Request' box so I can directly comment on it. Anyways have a good day!
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thanks for the comments and for the paint over.
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a paint over. 
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Christopher Beaven
I really like it. The only improvement I can see is to add a block to the viewers eye at the bottom right. Maybe a tail of one of the monsters curving around and under the boat. This would keep the viewer in the picture plane more. I like how the people and the mast of the ship are pointing to the action. You have a good overall shape to your composition. If you look at the book I pulled off line thanks to google you will see a definite figure 8 composition. This composition does a great job of keeping the eye into the action all over the image. Hope that helps! Great work!
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
I see what you mean, thank you very much.
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Hi, following with the idea of the book cover prokochallenge here is my version of an iconic scene from "Journey to the center of the earth" by Jules Verne. Any criticism or feedback will be welcome.
viajes al centro
Yiming Wu
Man you are good! Like the skill of yours definitely apply to many things you want to do in commercial art! "zero experience"? Nah you have much more than that. Albeit maybe not much experience in working as an artist, you definitely got the skill that the job needed. I'm an engineer student, I lean my art stuff all by my own (which I kinda wish I have a few more other friends to go along XD). I don't actually think I'll be working in art field because it's really different from creating for oneself and I don't have the mind set yet to allow me working effectively in a job situation. I recognize the snow ball fight picture, I think it's from a proko challenge? :D
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thank you for your comments, and yes it was from a challenge :)
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Andre Camargo
Hi Juan, I am too an engineer and working as artist/illustrator on the side. So I might see what you are trying to ask here.. I believe that the question "if you can make a living from arts" depends on many others things besides your skills as an artist. Your images show that you have knowledge and skills in creating art, if this can be used to make a living depends on other factors. What industry would like like to work for? Do you want to be employed or independent? As freelance artist you have to be as much your own business manager as you need to be a good artist (if not even more). Do you indent to switch 100% away from engineering to arts? What kind of lifestyle are you having? From my experience it is quite difficult to expect equal pay or income from art as you can on a regular basis from engineering - at least if you just jump into it. I think the basic thing to ask yourself should be: What do you (want to) offer and is there a sufficient demand to make it a living? Best wishes and a great art journey. Andre
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thanks for taking the time to answer me. It's something to think about. Especially the freelancer thing because I live in the canary islands.
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qualiaz
I can't believe these are 3.5 years of zero experience photoshop painting hobbyist's works.
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thanks! As I said I had some notions of drawing, for example some perspective. I also knew how to use Photoshop although for photo manipulation and design. This was my first digital painting :)
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Steve Lenze
All that matters is the art
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thank you for your comment :) .
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aspecialraptor
Hello! :) I am marely a student myself and I'm not nearly as far into my art journey as yourself. BUT I am online a lot and consume a lot of art from a lot of artist and to me you look way more than ready. It's almost unbelievable that you got this good in only 3,5 years and it was a hobby no less. I'd say start going to cons or other events (digital and physical) and have your portfolio looked at. I don't know what job you want to apply for but maybe look at the studio's websites in the field your interested in and see if you can apply there as well
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Thank you for your comments and advice, I really appreciate it.
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
I am not sure if this is the right forum for this question. My apologies if it is not. Hello, I am a 46 years old computer engineer. When I was a child I drew a little but nothing serious. 3 and a half years ago I am painting in photoshop as a hobby in my free time more regularly. Here I add some of my pieces. The question I ask: Could I make a living as an artist? ...Yes, I know that "it's never too late" but 46 years old and zero experience is too much, isn't it? Thanks in advance.
SavagePlanet
bookcover
dragon&wizard
chased
christmas
snowball fight
The Sandbeast
callout
Intrepid
Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
My submission for the Book Cover challenge. The hated and loved Moby Dick (I love it). Trying something old school.
mockup
bookcover
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Asia
Here's my entry! The snowballs are basically baby snowmen.
2111 Proko Challenge Snowball Fight mini
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Fantastic!!
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
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Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
Hello, I am Juan Pedro, a 45-year-old software engineer too old to become an artist (or not? :) ). I have been painting in my spare time for about 3 years, although as a young man I had drawn a little. Here I attach some of the few pieces that I have finished, Thank you very much in advance for this opportunity to receive criticism. Best Regards,  Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce
SavagePlanet
The witch hunt
Mother of Sorrows
Victor
The Sandbeast
callout
Intrepid
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