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    Smile Full Portfolio Critique, please!

    I'm working on assembling a professional portfolio and one of my classes asked us to request a critique from working professionals. Comments from artists in the illustration field are especially welcome, as that is the market I'm pursuing. However, I would appreciate feedback from anyone and everyone, even if you aren't a working professional.

    To introduce myself, I am an illustration student that will be graduating this December with a BFA. I want to pursue childrens' book illustrations and perhaps some editorial illustration work.

    The works shown are selected pieces created over 4.5 years at my university, though for obvious reasons they are generally more recent works. The watermarks will NOT be on any piece that I mail or formally show to a publisher/client.

    I am mainly looking for input on the portfolio(s) as a whole, though if there is some glaring mistake in an individual piece then by all means, point it out to me!

    Thank you so much!

    The Childrens' Book Portfolio

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    The Editorial Portfolio:

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    I'm pretty far away from being a prfessional illustrator so I just leave you an "awesome. I love your style" to bump your thread
    Wonderful use of textures!

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    Awesome! Realy cool style. I don't have enough words in my english to describe, how I like your sirens.
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    I'm a fan. Love your style, and I especially like the mythology stuff Keep it up!!

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    I know you are looking for critiques and I would like to be helpful but uuhh ummm yeah....WOW! You should post this in the Finally Finished section, get some more eyeballs on it.
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    sorry, again no crits, beautiful stuff. love 1 and 3.

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    Thanks for the positive comments, guys!

    Would this be more appropriate in the Finally Finished forum, then? I didn't think about posting there, but I guess these do count as finished pieces.
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    Yeah these are defiantly worthy of the finally finished section. Great looking stuff.
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    Generally as book illustrations I think they're wonderful and a really strong portfolio but perhaps for children's books some of it is too risque.

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    amazing stuff, love your style.

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    No critique here, but I did want to say that I love your color schemes. They're so beautiful and work perfectly with your style as a whole. Fabulous stuff!

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    I don't believe regular users have the ability to move their own posts. Would a mod be so kind as to move this to Finally Finished for me? I initially thought this thread belonged here since I was looking for critique, but I think it would be more appropriate in the Finally Finished forum.

    Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks in advance!
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    My only comment is I don't know what the deer is looking. If there was a cityscape on the bottom or something that would be nice. My eyes drift to the bottom right and tends to stay there.

    *thumbs up* I like the style of your paintings.
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    They have a Bilibinesque quality to them, and that's certainly not a bad thing.

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    Like your style, but your anatomy's kind of weak in certain respects, most notably your heads. Your human heads are your weakest point across the board, in my opinion.

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