First and foremost your style is unique and unorthodox. It is expressive and the point but maintains a beauty and magical feeling that can't be duplicated. From the string of colorful lights, to the blowfish lantern, to the moonlit sky, there is not one scenario in this drawing that I can't describe as majestic. Even the weird guy in the front eating something on a stick is majestic.
Secondly, your use of color is fantastic. A lot of people stick to a limited pallet, but not you, and you beyond succeed. The colors are muted when need be and saturated in all of the right spots, and you're not afraid to mix it up. You can tell that it's nighttime even without seeing the sky or the lights.
Thirdly, everyone looks like a real person. A lot of artists seem to lose sight that characters are just like me and you--with personalities and imperfections inside and out. No one in this drawing is perfect, no one is standing perfectly straight, no one is looking at the audience (except the crazy candy guy), they are just living. You can look at every single character and imagine who they are, what they are feeling, what they are saying or thinking...
Sorry for the obnoxious comment, but I am sincere and I hope that you continue with this style and that you don't give in to whatever it is that is common. Your artwork is absolutely beautiful.
I'm actually crying a little because I have heard my artwork described like that.Not ever. I'm so happy you picked out all those details and you know what? Thank you. I believe in the giving of each character life.Because at the end of the day, aren't we all characters in a big book of life? XD
I am sincerely sorry that I took so long to reply! But I hope you can understand , I have been hospitalized and am currently running commissions and finding job to pay off my bills brought on by an infection brought on by my infected mouth that spread from a decayed tooth which needed surgery as well!
I am going through a really rough time right now , so, really it's people like you who make me see that I should continue striving forward no matter how hard the road goes! Thank you! Thank you!
There's so much going on in this picture! Everything just looks so festive! I love all of the details and how each and every person is unique. The lighting looks great; I really like the way it outlines the trees and the clouds in the background.
What makes the picture even better is the description behind it! With the way you described it, I felt like I was there! I even felt a sense of nostalgia even though I've never been to one of these markets!
You make me miss living in Asia ;w; (Yes, I grew up on your side of Pacifiiic QwQ )