a collection of work by 1st and 2nd semester sophomores
This reminds me of love you would have as a child, two children hiding away at night. I had a hard time seeing what the two things underneath the tree are? Are they bikes? I'm sure on the actual piece I would be able to tell but since it can only get so big it's hard to see. Overall this is a beautifully done work, but as a Valentines card I'm not sure of what it is saying exactly.
I really appreciate how you handled the light in this piece. It isn't overstated, and you can definitely feel where the moonlight falls. I also enjoy the silhouette of the tree in the foreground, giving the piece more depth. I get a little stuck in the very back piece, I think it may be the steepness of the hill that's a little awkward. But nice piece! I like the subtlety of it.
I love the idea of tree house and left bicycles glowing next to the tree. although you didn't illustrate the actual two persons in the piece, I can tell right away that they are in the tree house together. however, I wonder if you could put more hint of valentine some way. although i enjoy not having people in the piece, if I didn't know from the beginning that it is about Valentine, I also can imaging these two boys hanging out super late at tree house too. but beautiful color schemes!
I really like the approach you took to this, how you didn't include any people at all. The way you handled color and the subtle applications of light such as on the bikes and bushes really adds a mood to this piece. I agree, I think something needs to be added to help convey Valentines Day. I think it's beautiful though!
I love your style of using gouache and watercolor. The way you outlined your illustration gives this a finishing touch. I'm not sure if this goes with the idea of Valentines Day; to me this conveys more of friendship since it is mostly children or teenagers that have fun in a tree house. But overall, the rendering is nicely done.
I really like the color and the mood you set, and how the glow of the treehouse reflects on the bikes. But the connection with the bikes took me a couple of seconds since the some of the tree branches lost the glow. Maybe make a glow path like a shine or something? And also, maybe add silhouettes of the couple to help this situation seem more romantic?
You handled the material really beautifully, and I the way you decided to depict the lighting selectively is really successful in conveying a sense of magic
This reminds me of a childhood summer romance, biking up to their tree house to tell stories and play games. The lighting is really nice here, it really helps set the mood. Even though I can see the connection of the bikes to the people being inside the tree house, I feel like it would help to add the silhouettes of them at the window to show the audience exactly what they are doing. But overall It's a really strong piece.
This is a nice piece. The use of the medium is really well done. Paint can be finicky, but you did a pretty good job handling it well.I wish that the lighting coming from the tree house gave off more of a glow outside of the structure. Also, while I like the implementation of the light source from the moon, I'm not really a fan of the hard outlines of "light" on the tree trunk and grass, since everything else is handled so delicately with a much softer look.
I like the overall night mood. Also the narrative is romantic: I am thinking about the young couple spending a romantic night in the tree house and it remind me the pure childhood. but I want to see the bicycle clear because I did not understanded them first. Maybe the vary tones of shadows can help you?
I found the piece very whimsical and nice and very fun piece the high contrast of the light of the tree house is excellent. However I think the bikes become lost in the tones and thought you have highlights they do not make a huge amount of sense due to the luminosity of the moon and the shade of the tree. but the sky is beautifully rendered i just wish the moon stood out more so that the highlights of the bike made more sense.
I appreciate the way approached love. really like what you did with gouache and watercolor.I love that I can see the moments of narrative.I saw the bicycles in the sketch but I think its hard to recognize in the final.
I think this is a very clever take on the assignment. It took me an extra second to figure it out, so it's good that it kept me interested. However, I would've maybe emphasized the bicycles just a little more. I really like the black hand-drawn border around the piece, it feels much more personal.
This is such a sweet little piece! You really used the medium well. The composition is nice and tidy, and i think you've made good color choices. However, I think the space behind the tree + treehouse is a little oddly void, unless there's a huge chasm behind it or something. Another hill, more irregular than the others, would help even out the setting more. Something else to think about is the relative brightness of the moon related to the light in the treehouse — the moon reflects the light of the sun, so it can get quite bright, and i feel like the flat white it has right now isn't quite there yet.
It's a beautiful illustration with the mediums handled exquisitely. I agree with the comments that say the bikes become lost in the grand scheme of the composition and also the ones that say it's a bit difficult to get Valentine's Day out of it if you don't have ample time to look at and analyze it. I love the black border because it gives it very finished and professional feel.
Very nice piece, your colors are choose very well and goes with the your theme. The atmosphere is quiet and romantic and not at all a common cliche associated with V-day. The idea is well thought out.- At first it was hard to tell what the two objects next to the tree where, so I would define the bikes more so they don't looked as smooched. .
I love the style of how the paint is used and white out lines. I also enjoy the cool tone of the work. Just like what other mention, I think the bicycles should be more defined.
This turned out very sweet!I agree with what was said above about the bicycles, and your handling of the medium. Perhaps if you revist the bicycles treat them with some warm tones to help bring them out from the tree. It will help them stand out because of the contrast in tones like how you handled the window, but they don't necessarily have to be brighter.But overall, a very nice handling and it looks similar to your final sketch.
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This is so beautifully handled! I also like that you subtracted the road in the background. The concept is very cute, I just wish it was more immediately apparent to me. I got lost admiring the trees and sky, and it took me a little while to spot the little bikes. It's tough to make them pop in the dark, I almost wish they could trade places with the ladder and be silhouetted against the sky.
Really lovely, Chelsea. Very nice handling of the media--- looks confident and poised. great color and a really sweet, very simple (but powerful) concept. I would agree with Bella that just a weeee bit more atmosphere behind the tree/ beyond that one obvious hill would be nice. I could see subtle suggestions of other planes of land. I could also see a twinkling suburbia or cityscape, like you'd see from an airplane-- that might actually heighten the narrative if we feel like these two ran away to be alone here. a little more glow on the house/ lightness on the bikes would be nice too but wouldn't make or break it i don't think. very good!!