Awhile back this watercolour
had been rejected by a particular group-that-shall-not-be-named. So I thought Ok, and asked for the reason. In the reply that I can't remember fully, "texture" came up. In my mind, I had known the picture wasn't finished, therefore I hadn't done the best that I could. So I went back to the image and made it better. I then submitted this
to the group. It was rejected. This time I didn't ask for the reason, instead I thought never mind. Who cares I like it the way it is! I later sold that artwork for $300 in an exhibition.
Then now, this
has just been rejected from the very same group. So in the spirit of getting feedback I wrote back asking what improvements I should make?
I get back this answer by an artist who is a hobbyist in digital art (Looking at this mod's DA profile, she seems to have a thing for texture it seems)."Sorry ... your drawing is nice but should be better textured and nuanced. Looking at our gallery, you'll see that the submissions we accept are highly textured."
Compare it to this one of mine which WAS excepted by the very same group
(probably by a different mod) has the exact same style. (I do suspect if this mod rejecter had the power to approve this she'd reject it as well)
I do agree that they need to be better nuanced... I get lazy and impatient, and it's a weakness I need to get over, but texture? It's my style with watercolour I think. I think that even though my backgrounds are simple they're still textured, but in no means is my background meant to detract from the subject matter I'm trying to portray in these images.
Even though I have had training in the art area, I'm pretty much self taught with watercolours, and I've tried looking around for good tutorials on DA over the years, but if anyone knows of any tutorials done by professionals and teachers on DA or on the net, please let me know. So I can get my "texture" right, but also I want some good new techniques to experiment with.