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 :new: Hello Everyone! I hope your holiday season is going great!

I just got my new site up and running and was hoping to get some feedback as far as the art and format of the site. Here's the link...
http://naomicanaleart.com/

Thank you!

Naomi Canale
#1 - December 20, 2013, 12:15 PM

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The format is really easy to navigate and everything loads super fast. I love the way you use texture in your illustrations, adds a ton of interest to them. Very nice!

I might try to include a few works with more detailed backgrounds, but overall your work is very consistent and the bold solid colored backgrounds could be a signature style.
#2 - December 20, 2013, 08:32 PM
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THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
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Hello. I think your site navigates pretty well.  And overall, the look of your site makes your work very nicely. Though I'm not sure you need to include two categories for your illustrations. I don?t know,  not entirely sold on the idea of a category called "book concept". I would just simplify things and have a single illustration category.

 I think you have some nice work on your site, I would continue to build upon your style and develop it further. One thing I noticed is a redundancy in your pieces. especially in your book illustrations. They all pretty much share the same construction (low horizon line with your characters about the same size and with the same expressions).  I would add more variety and consider different compositions as you continue to develop your portfolio. Pretend you are part director part cameraman, move your imaginary lens around and see if you can come up with more interesting shots for your scenes.

Thanks for sharing!

Donald
#3 - December 20, 2013, 10:45 PM

Nice website. I think it functions great and is interactive, having fil-out forms and keeping the format responsive. I have a friend who works in marketing that says to keep websites "responsive". I just got nagged at about it actually.

Nice illustrations too. My favorite is the monkey on the branch. I also think the book illustrations look great. Is it completed? I feel that you might as well self publish it or place the text in it. You may even make a flip-through style gallery.

Keep it up :hairdude
#4 - December 21, 2013, 12:18 AM
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Hi Naomi. I Agree with Donald. You have some nice pieces on your site. My favorites are your Vikings, second only to your monkey.
 
The Vikings could be so fun to keep moving with. Have you thought about a story line for them? Maybe putting them in off-the-wall circumstances? (Something like Vikings at the prom or Vikings get invited to a tea party). And, the monkey's surprised look . . . what could be in the next scene? A sasquatch stomping into his territory?  Doing something like that would give you an opportunity to have some of your stronger characters interacting in a setting.
 
It may be that your book concept work is some of your older works and you've gone with the style taking those textures and adding them to your characters. If you take those strong characters that you've developed and do about three pieces for each one, in keeping with a bit of a story line to make them interact, it will also give you opportunities for changing the perspective of the compositions.
 
Hope all is well.  :flowers2 Keep going!
#5 - December 26, 2013, 06:44 AM
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Wow, you all are awesome! I love all your feedback, and the sweet comments! I'm off to create some vikings having tea and try to visualize some characters from a different point of view. The feedback about the camera is genius, can't wait to try it out :)
#6 - December 28, 2013, 09:09 AM

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