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Hello, CA.org. It's been way too long since I've posted anything on here, but with Crit Week happening I wanted to ask you guys for an overall portfolio critique and get some pointers for what I can work on! For a little background on me, I've been graduated from art school for a year and have a consistent children's illustration gig right now in the works, and I also have an internship at a children's media studio in Boston. However, concept art and painting is really what I like to do, so I'm still looking to improve those skills. I attached a WIP painting example for you guys to look at, and my portfolio which I would like critiqued is here. Thanks for your time!
Check your proportions and anatomy, her boobs are hanging quite low and head is off-center:
As for the portfolio, I don't really see any properly finished images in your illustration folder, all of them look pretty scribbly speedpaints rather than finished illustrations. Digital painting doesn't look to be your strongest point since there's some quite nice pieces in your sketches, so having only those in the first and "biggest" part of your portfolio doesn't really look good.
I like the movement and character in your character design sketches, but you have kinda little variation (couple pretty ladies, couple generic bodied dudes that have no finished images and only few variations in the design sketches that don't show much actual design process) and if you want character design work specifically, doing some turn-around images would be good.
Last edited by TinyBird; August 15th, 2013 at 10:27 AM.
Thanks for the feedback, TinyBird. I really appreciate your honesty. I'll definitely think about trimming down my portfolio to showcase the stronger pieces!
I kind of like your digital style, but agree with TinyBird that more finish would be helpful. Not necessarily over all: I really like digital paintings where important bits are highly finished, but the rest is allowed to stay scribbly and embryonic.
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).