I'm stuck on this drawing. Drawn from a dog that was laying on a couch, the little boy leaning against it. Do I draw the couch/shade the background or can i leave the negative space. I kind of like it the way it is because the two stand out. But, will it look unfinished to everyone else? I need the opinions of others before I'm ready to call it done. Will appreciate all honest criticism and advice.
I like the negative space. The only thing I think I'd do is add a little shading to the lower right behind the child's back and to the mid left side behind the dog's back just to anchor the subjects to the background a little better.
I think I'd change the boys eyes to looking down like the dogs is. Sharing a moment, instead of the snapshot look. This would also make the background less relevant, while still opening up more possibilities to develop your mood and story.
Nice drawing.... as far as painting or overall shading values I think quite possibly the white t-shirt is too white..Wait...it may not be that the shirt is too white as opposed to where the dog's feet elbow and shirt meets is a white negative space. I feel there needs to be more shirt below the boy's elbow. I like the angles of the picture...I just don't know how shading the negative space I mentioned would affect the overall effect of the painting because the dog's tones are darker as opposed to the boy... and if decided to shade in the negative space you would quite possibly have to shade a little behind the mid back of the boy... which would probably disrupt the angles of the drawing I like. As far as someone mentioning the position of the eyes. I actually like the eye placement because it gives a great dynamic of a boy pulling the dog in to take the picture, while the bashful dog doesn't know what's going on a shys away from the camera. The boys like take my picture and the dog's like what don't take my picture.
Thank you all so much for the feedback. I have to give it some thought- I'll probably attempt to tackle the negative space below the dog tommorrow. And maybe tweak the shading a bit. I appreciate the help... and the compliments.