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: Need some honest feedback


Travelnow85
07-19-2015, 04:07 PM
I would really appreciate any feedback as to what you all think of this piece. Any and all opinions as well as constructive criticism would be much appreciated. Thanks all you guys and girls!

TerryCurley
07-19-2015, 10:07 PM
For some reason the picture and saying takes me to the movie Annie Hall. It's just something I can imagine the character saying and the girl doesn't look unlike a young Diane Keaton.

Susan Mulno
07-19-2015, 10:53 PM
I like it. Maybe you have a career in commercial arts?

Bushcraftonfire
07-19-2015, 10:55 PM
Wonderful piece.. I like it very much

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Eddieblz
07-20-2015, 07:40 AM
The Picture is wonderful and I like the quote. You never mention what you would like to do with this piece. The Layout is just Alright or fair. Though your handwriting is very good. I would recommend that you scan this and then put it on a Photo-manipulation. Now you don't have to go out and spend hundreds of dolor's on a good program. I use a program called Gimp. http://the-gimp.en.softonic.com/. It's free. I actually have Coral Draw and have tried Adobe Essentials and don't like them as much.
With this program you can pull the picture off and lay it on an Alpha-channel. At this point you can play with different type fonts and layouts you can even create different back grounds if you want. It will take a bit to learn the program but it will open a whole new world to you and let you explore some of the possibilities if is a career in the commercial or graphic art field your looking at or if your just looking to create posters, sticker or prints that your trying to sell. Good luck.

MassDet
07-20-2015, 08:56 AM
I agree with Eddieblz. Your handwriting is great. You should look up how to make your handwriting a font and then add the quote in digitally with the programs he gave. I've used Photoshop for years but gimp would work perfectly for that as well.

As far as the figure, the face stands out exceptionally well. I like the simplistic line work and think the eye color makes the figure snap. If you don't mind some feedback I would point out two things that stand out to me. I wish the hair didn't cover so much of her neck. With the style of drawing I think showing the line of the neck would have worked very nice, especially with the position of her head. Also I think the color of the dress and her flesh may be a bit too similar. This is totally just my opinion but I would have made the dress perhaps a bit darker to stand out from the rest of her.

I love this kind of work. It's a nice challenge to make an image have weight and impact using minimal lines and flat colors. I can't wait to see more from you.

FanKi
07-20-2015, 12:28 PM
The only thing I found weird, that didn't like me so much, was the hair. I don't know, it looks akward the way it covers her neck. Besides that, it's pretty awesome!

Travelnow85
07-20-2015, 05:23 PM
I want to thank everyone for the response feedback comments! It really means a lot to me. The support is fantastic! Artists encouraging other artists........it's a beautiful thing.

Eddieblz I am currently trying to find a style that I can have fun creating but others can also connect with. Eventually I would like to try and sell my work. Thank you some much for the advice on how to put refine the text! I appreciate it and i'll def check out the program you recommended.

MassDet.....I know what you mean hahaha. I was tryig to add the shadow under the women's neck and it winded up looking like a beard haha. So I had to cover it up somehow. So I drew hair over it. But I agree...looked much better with the neck showing.

Thanks again guys and gals! I appreciate your time and input!