a collection of work by 1st and 2nd semester sophomores
This is a really cute idea to connect two people to the same scarf (good choice of making the scarf red by the way) It makes me think of a long distance relationship but clearly they're in the same place so it isn't long distance. So it also makes me think of the expression "soul mate" which is really cute. I like how the other people in this illustration are just as detailed but you can tell who are the main characters. Also the fact that some people are alone and some with another person. I may have spent more time with making the road look more even in value. But overall good piece!
The idea is super cute here, this piece has really come a long way from the initial sketch. I also like the use of red in the scarf (as it kind of ties back to that "red thread" story) but I almost wish it were just a bit more vibrant to really allow it to stand out. Also there are clearly a lot of people out but I'm not sure why they're wandering around in the middle of the street in what appears to be an empty, post apocalyptic, carless city. I'd move more people onto sidewalks and have them interacting with buildings but overall the connecting scarf thing is adorable and I really like this piece!
I really enjoy the concept for this piece, and I think the people are really nicely drawn and cute! I do wish that the background were a bit less vibrant/outlined, or you used line-weight to establish space. Everyone seems to get my attention equally, and I wish the couple were a bit more of "stars" apart from the red scarf.
the idea of connecting two person with a same scarf is very cute! and I love how the scarf is lying on the street. I hope to see these two connects people to pop out little bit more, as well as thinking about tone down the background color.
I think this is a super clever idea. But I do agree with everyone else about how much the two people stand out. Even though the girl is wearing blue in the back, she seems to get lost for me. I would also make the shadows underneath the people a little darker, or smooth out the application of the pavement to give it more weight. Such as the girl standing next to the light pole on the right side, that's a nice moment.
Awwwww, this idea remind me of those red heart strings attached to the couples' fingers (or something like that) and I got the concept of love almost immediately! What confused me a little is by how physical the scarf looks in its environment, like... Did this situation actually happened? Like randomly on a street there's a giant long scarf these two people just happens to wear at the same time? Maybe it is... But anyways, I really like this piece. :)
This a really cute solution, I love that they are literally attached! Also that they are clearly excited to see each other, really great concept, my one recommendation would be perhaps increasing the values in the foreground, perhaps with gouache or acrylic, to help create more intense visual depth
The illustration is really well done. Your use of watercolor is great. The girl and red scarf immediately caught my attention, but I didn't see the boy right away. Maybe changing the color of his coat to a different color from the street would help him pop up more! I wish the rendering of the street was more smooth without the brush strokes. Other than that, I appreciate that you have your style spot on. I could tell that this was your piece right away.
I like the concept and for the most part, I like the style. The handling of the paint gets in the way here for me though, as the scarf is kind of getting washed out and lost in the ground. I'd go back in with gouache or something, without a lot of water and just apply the color that you want straight out of the tube. You'll get a bolder more saturated color that won't get lost in the environment. I'd also watch how you do the rendering of the figures as they all start looking like walking sticks. Try really playing up the body language and give them more personality and your style will really stick out!
I like the concept too! the red scarf is so lovely. I want to see the scarf more clearly and pop up. Maybe making another people and background duller? that would make a couple more pop out and see how strongly they are related with each other.
A very cute piece! The choice to outline around your characters was a smart choice it give the characters a harder mass, I wish however, there was some line width in some especially the main characters to create focus and importance. I feel the color of the piece is very unique to look at with the contrast of the bright red of the scarf i wish it was a little more red to create more contrast but its fun to read the scarf and it leads the viewer successfully throughout the piece to the main focus of the piece. well done.
I like your control of the watercolor. I agree on making the pen lines thicker. I also like how you included other couples in there.Since your emphasis seems to be on crowds, I would've made the picture frame narrower and have the people closer to each other. Also, add some more people of the sidewalk in the background.
I really like the concept as well as the style the piece was rendered in. I'm concerned, however, that the two of them don't stand out enough amongst the crowd, even with the scarf, because of the muted color scheme. Perhaps if the red was punched up a bit, or if their clothes were brighter, it would make them easier to see and thus, more significant in terms of subject matter and focus.
I think it's really cute illustration. I like the idea with scarf. but overall the color is a bit tone down. You could use more bright color on the scarfso it can be emphasized. I think you make the main characters bigger than other people, and it feels strange to me.(not in a bad way)I wish the building to be tone down and darker, I think it makes hard to focus more on a couple.
An adorable scene, I think its an interesting idea to make the red sting of fate a scarf. Also great eye for detail its refreshing to see that everyone in the painting has different characteristics and isn't just a mass of people. I Iike that the girl who the scarf is attached to is dressed in a bright blue so she doesn't get lost in the crowd.I would have liked to see the boy in a brighter color too so when they are connected they both emit their own vibrancy to the duller world around them.
I love the idea of this work. It is very cute. I can feel the joyful love between the couple. I think the guy should be smaller. Compare to the other figure he is really tall, but he doesn’t seems to be the one standing at the very front (it looks like the girl with hoody is at the front.) Also add more contrast.
This is really cute, but (and maybe i'm alone in this) I feel like the red string of fate is kind of a cliche as well?In any case, good job on the interesting urban composition, the designs of the characters, and the use of the medium.I would suggest playing with saturation and hue to make the more important pieces/figures in the drawing stand out more against the flatter neutrals.
This is cute and I feel the composition takes it out of the realm of usual Valentine's day cards. Reds can be tough, but I think you handled the color scheme really well. I only wish that the woman didnt look so distraught. She looks like she could be yelling for help, not for greeting purposes.
I would also love the red to pop just a teeny weeny bit more. Super cute idea and really nicely executed. (to address Bella's comment-- i think its *maybe* more significant within certain cultures or generations? I can make myself think of contexts for it but if you asked me to name 20 cliche images associated with valentines day that would never be on there… and even if it were, it would be a stand in for fate, not v=day itself, right? In any event, I hear you, but I think its a safe answer for this particular set of expectations). My only other comment would be that i think the guy needs to be less grey. Not necessarily as blue or bright as she is, just less blendy with the ground.
Such a precious idea, if only we all had red scarves of fate. You definitely went out of your way to fill up the space with people. That helped it out, but it still feels so open and spacious. I'm wondering if a bit more detail/perspective to the buildings would help bring it in a bit more. But I also think that maybe a wash around your two figures would help bring them out from the crowd. While most of your palette is centered around a few colors, and the red scarf does stand out, I think that a little more tweaking could bring your two figures to the viewer's eye more quickly. One last, fairly nitpicky thing, the front figure, the male counterpart seems almost overly large. I think that it might be because there isn't too much of a point of reference for his size because there's nothing else on his plane. But ultimately it makes him seem quite large.