Nice! This is a really painterly piece and I like it! Did you do that just by blurring shapes? :D
So great! Everything is just so prefect!
The highlights are very nice. as is the glow coming out of the pumpkin. well done
so lovely! this doesn't look like 'illustrator' at all. you captured the light reflecting on the kitten nicely.
Really like the light source it's very clear. I agree it's very painterly. Looks like you got a handle on the gradient mesh very impressive. Lots of volume as well the cat even has a soft look which helps separate the two main objects.
Holy dang, this is really sweet! This lighting is super great! I can't read illustrator into this at all! (mayve a little on the pumpkin, but not much!) Your sense of light and dark works really well! I think you could actually push the brights on the pumpkin just a little bit more, though - one more layer of highlight inside - and have like one bright line of highlight on that paw that is just really bright - just an edge - that would really make it pop! Also maybe some more light and reflection in the cat's eyes? But this is super awesome!
You did an awesome job of getting really soft and subtle value shifts in this- the texture you added to the edges of the kitty's fur really works well too! I must say, I'm in love with the kitten's eyebrows- so cute! The jack-o-lanturn especially is wonderfully rendered, lovely choice of colors too!
Damn, This could be a legit halloween poster. This illustration seems veeery well planned out. Nice work!
This is nitpicking, but it might be nice if the bottom highlight fur color was warmer in the jackolantern light , and the top highlight from the moonlight was cooler, white light. Otherwise, great!
Cute image. It definitely has a painterly effect from all of the brushstrokes in it. You did a good job with using the brushstrokes as lighting for your pieces and adding depth.
I like the way you're treating the glow coming from inside the pumpkin. I'd love to see your working file on this! It looks like you used you painted cat from photoshop and put a roughened clipping mask on it? Which areas are in illustrator? It looks like blend of photoshop and illustrator because of way that you're treating the color in the cat. Is this true? I can see how you used the inner glow on the inside of the pumpkin and that looks really nice. It feels like the double yellow with the dark edges really gives it a nice depth.I could see you also adding some more orange / yellow light cast on the cat. right not it seems like she/he's got white light hitting him, but maybe you could use an overlay on some of the highlights and tone the highlights to a richer color? It would also be cool to see you add a fur texture to the cat, so you can differentiate between the texture of the pumpkin and the texture of the cat!
I actually made, like, a bajillion chunks with the blob tool, then blurred and/or feathered them. I made a clipping mask for the first layer of cat with a rust texture, but I didn't really like how it looked until it had a bunch of semi-seethrough layers on top. The pumpkin and grass look weird and grainy in this picture for some reason, which was not intentional.