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    Portfolio: Desperately in Need of Direction

    Hey fellow artists in arms!

    I've been lurking this site for years, getting advice vicariously through the posts and questions of others. However, now that I'm months away from graduating college and being thrust into the real world, I am in desperate need of personal direction. To give you some background on where I'm coming from, my school is fine arts oriented and lacks any program or classes dedicated to concept art or illustration, leaving me on my own in so far as picking up relevant technique- including everything from anatomy to digital tools- and finding critique on the same. I think the end result of trying to balance my own artistic interests with the fine-arts focus of my school has resulted in an unfocused bunch of work with a spotty skill set, and frankly, I'm not sure where to go from here. I'd like to spend the rest of my last school year developing at least enough skill to dip my toes into freelance/contract work once graduated, but have no clue what to work on to get to that point, or how.

    Which brings me to my portfolio: I realize you guys are not fond of links, so I've attached a few pieces I've finished recently to prove I'm flesh and bones. The images included, in addition to the rest of my work in their original (much larger) resolution is on a tumblr site, which is hopefully trustworthy enough.

    tl;dr: Graduating from fine-arts college in 2013 so I'm missing skills/focus, need suggestions on what to work on to be at least marginally employable by the time I'm outta here.

    My portfolio: www.quellsmitenice.tumblr.com

    A million gratitudes in advance!

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    Hi Adriana!

    First af all nice drawing, i really like the wonderland theme. Even if i'm an "amateur" I would like to point out some things that at least i know theory wise that may help you improve on this particular piece and, looking at you folio, maybe on most of you line works...hopefully ;D

    1. The page is too crowded: by that i mean that it seams you are scared of empties and you tried to evenly fill the whole page
    2. The drawing is flat: you can use se line weight an details to create perspective, put more detail and heavier lines in the foreground lighter an less details
    3. The composition is not helping: the subject matter is in the dead center of the image, making the composition stiff and the cropping on the feet (like the bottom of the page is the horizon line) really doesn't help creating depth. Try applying the simple rule of thirds and use some perspective fundamentals, the image should get drastically better
    4. Minor anatomical issues: The ear positioning is not convincing me, neither the arm's length and the legs (i bet mainly a consequence of the page cropping). You should try flipping the image several times while drawing to look at it with a "fresh eye" and to notice things you couldn't see because u got used to them

    In general i think you should try to think more of "forms" (3dimensional) while drawing, because right now it seems to me that your main focus in on shapes and contours (2dimensional)

    I hope this few points can give you a direction for your further studies, looking forward to see more of your works...

    Farewell and have fun!
    Andrea

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