a collection of work by 1st and 2nd semester sophomores
Aw, I really like your expressions and the texture on the bear is excellent! I wish you hadn't gone for pink and red, however, as it pushes the piece into the cliche side of town a little. Just because teddy bears and hugs are definitely something I think of when I think of VDay. Great handling of media though and cute drawing :)
I really like the colors and texture in the bear, the purples and blues were a nice touch. I think that it could've been possible to put the bear somewhere else though. Right now he's just on a floor against a wall, it seems, and I think you could have used the environment even more to your advantage.
I really enjoy looking at the textures on the background and on the bear. I think the lines should be little bit more cleanly. I think trying out different sizes of pen will be helpful.
Cute idea! The colors of the bear are great as well as the intricate design you have in the back. I think it'd be really nice to see the bears in a different environment using the application of the wall design.
Awww the bear's expression is so sweet an cute! I also really love the pattern you have done in the background! what a nice detailed pattern:) I love the texture you put on bear too, but I think the colors got little bit muddy. overall, very lovely illustration!
I really love this. I personally love teddy bears and have mutual feelings with this illustration. I love the orange pattern you drew as wallpaper. Maybe a shadow of the real bear would help it pop out. The texture of the real bear is nicely done, giving it a slightly glossy illusion. I don't think I have anything bad to say about this.
I like your work! but one thing bother me is the background. patterns on the wall looks confusing. I want to use different colors for background wall because orange is too bright.
The watercolor in the bear is really beautiful and rich, I also really enjoy the graphic element of the color blocking in the background as well as the pattern on the wall, nice job :)
That design on the background wall is fantastic. I love it. The color palette is also pretty nice. I really dig the concept behind this piece, but the line work is getting kind of distracting for me. It feels kind of choppy, and I really wish that it could be smooth and flowy to really accentuate the bear's fur.For doing line work it's really good practice to go to a light board and just trace over a sketch a bunch of times until you get a version where you're comfortable with the handling of the lines. So if you're interested in lines, give that a try next time!
This is a really cute Illustration and reads loving. I can't help put say that it is not to different from your sketch and the bear is a little to close in contrast to the wall it becomes muddy to read. However the narrative is there and very cute.
The pattern in the background is a really nice touch and looks as it it was given more time and attention than the bear itself/ The bear's expression is adorable, but it's body is a little disconcerting because it's limbs don't really have a sense of perspective and they also look like they don't have joint, especially its arms and wrists. I don't really have a problem withe color scheme.
This piece screams cuteness, the bears expression is super sweet. The colors are nice but I feel like you could have used a different color for the floor. The red seems too vibrant and over powers the pink and the orange. ALso the outline of the bear is a little too thick and could use some line variation. But overall it is very sweet!
Wow the wallpaper is intricate! The colors of the bear is nice too! The way the big bear is hugging the teddy looks a little awkward though, also, the feet is a little off in perspective. Overall, it's an adorable piece, kind of lead my eyes off the page by how the bear leans though. Either way, I like the idea of this. :)
I love the flowy colors of the big bear. I like how it's not just black or brown.I feel like the small bear should be a little more saturated or a little more bright so it can stand out more. It seems to blend in with the color of the bear's nose right now.
This is wonderful! I love the way you handled the medium and the concept! great job! One thing to watch out for is your linework. I feel that the linework on the bear is a bit distracting. If the lines were thinner I think it would be a different story. Also the way you rendered the wallpaper is wonderful! great use of color!
Good texture, patterns and message- like the idea. The composition is little too straight forward tho- I would make the picture more dynamic.
This piece really shines in the way of media mastery! I am a little unsure of the concept though. Teddy bears are pretty synonomous with Vday. However you changed it up by including a real bear. However the size difference, while realistic, makes me think of the love between a parent and child more than significant others or a bear and his imaginary mate.
I love how many different media were used in this piece because they all blend so seamlessly together. The patterning on the big bear's fur is wonderful, contrasting really nicely with the patterned wallpaper. The use of line weight is really subtle and great, but I feel like as a whole the composition is a bit stark??Adding a couple more elements to the scene would prevent it from being too greeting-card-y.
well that's darn cute. I love a bear with a teddy bear. how couldn't you love that?agreed that the pink and red is a little… meh. especially THAT pink and THAT red. I think there's room here to follow suit with the bear's texture and the pattern on the wall and just elevate this a bit more, so its a little more "mature" and less "easy".This one definitely to me feels like a good parent/child v-day card (which there is a market for, so thats totally fine), but because of that, i think the color feels a little weighted down and the line a little… not as artful. Its a hard balance to strike. You need an amount of airiness and light, but also since the piece is so simple, you need to balance the simplicity with lines that are stronger in value weight and can hold their own. right now, bear is competing visually with his space…but the space isn't that compelling, so its a weird battle. does that make sense? I'd actually LIGHTEN the background and maybe go pink and yellow, and then commit more to his line work and call it a day. a nice, sweet, simple day.
This is definitely unbearably loving. Your application of all of the different medias definitely makes this piece pop out. I'll have to agree with other people that your line art with the bear's fur could use a little bit more definition in the neighborhood of line weight. This will really help is flatten out less. The texture that you have inside the bear doesn't quite fit the flat space that you constrained it to. And while I enjoy the varied colors that you have inside the bear, I'd like to see it either be a flat pattern (with less detail on the outside), or more detailed. Finally, I'm not completely sure that I'm liking the wallpaper. While I somewhat agree with others that the colors are more on the cliche side, that intricate patterning is a bit distracting. The color used on top of the pink doesn't quite stand out very much from it, so I'm left squinting at it rather hard. It would be better to make it pop out a little more, but only a smidgen. At the same time, I'm wondering whether such a flat space (with only two different planes) is working with a flat character. The pattern almost makes it too complex to be super simple, and playing around with different flat planes could be interesting. The addition of the locket though was a nice touch.
Thanks everyone for the comments! I will take everything into consideration with my future works! I usually do the outlining thing with black and I am normally told it doesn't help my pieces! I always rely on it and I need to rely LESS! I agree with the colors I just figured it would help the Valentine theme. Now that I think of it I think a piece would stand out among other Valentines cards if there wasn't as much red or pink. A lot of the time I use bold lines to cover my dark pencil lines that show through my coloring. Which I need to get better at getting a final finished look without outlining!
I want to see the work in person because I think I can see some texture on the wall. I like the color choices.and its funny haha. A bear is hugging a teddy bear. I can feel love from bears.