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Alyona
07-24-2002, 08:35 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-24-2002/7265_Kitten.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: How in the heck did I get up here?
Year Created: 2002
Medium: Pencil
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 12x17
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Hi everybody!
Here is my second kitty drawing.
Your critique, please!


MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Is it possible to sell this kind of drawing?
Or it still looks very amateur and needs a lot of improvement?
Iíll appreciate your suggestions.

giniaad
07-25-2002, 02:05 AM
certainly, it is possible to sell this...
it all depends on finding the feline lover
in the right time and place.

you are good at capturing our furry friends
in their expressive motions and stances...

they are nice drawings...

I would like to see more of a background, though...
even if just a texture of some kind.
to bring the picture to the frame

(and...thanks for your kind words...)

Alyona
07-25-2002, 02:22 AM
Oh, thanks giniaad so much for reply!
(I thought that I did something very icky and absolutely wrong this time:( )
And here you are, and you are right - it looks empty.
Although I thought that plain white background will bring subject forward. I guess it supposed to be more busy back there...
sigh, it is too late - I already sprayed with fixative:o and it is too late to fix something. Don't you think?
Ok, next time I'll think more about composition - practice and experience...
thanks again and a lot for your comment and attention.
you made me feel better!

Best wishes,

Alyona

giniaad
07-25-2002, 10:41 AM
glad to have made you feel better...

don't take anything at this forum too personally...
we are all just speeking our personal views...or not...
it's all subjective...

some people like plain backgrounds...
I am just not one of them, in general...

we are all here to hear eachother's views
and take the advise/ thoughts, or not...
imput...to help us understand
how others percieve what we have done...
then...we do what we want with it.

anyhow...read the can...of the spray fixative...
most, that I know of, keep the piece workable...
if you do want to do the background.

have a wonderful day...

orchidlover6
07-25-2002, 11:33 AM
i can sense this kitty's claw digging into that post. whether it will sell or not I can't say.

Alyona
07-25-2002, 03:16 PM
Thanks a lot for reply and advise!

My best wishes to all of you!
Alyona

Pam B.
07-26-2002, 04:35 AM
No amateurs here! Might have to find a cat lover as a client though.:cat:

laniers
07-26-2002, 11:54 AM
Your work reminded me of this artist. He has some excellent tutorials also. http://www.sibleyfineart.com/index.htm Wonderful illustration

Alyona
07-26-2002, 12:19 PM
Thanks Pam for kind words!
Although I see already a lot of mistakes in this drawing.
I have to remember it next time :o .

Hi Laniers and thank you for such a comparing :) - sigh:( , I even not close to it.
It will take a while for me to rich such level of technique.
I like this artist a lot and his web site, his style and tutorials (it gives you great useful information).

My best wishes,
Alyona