(if I’m in the wrong topic, sorry … I’m newbie here).
I sent this picture recently, and was rejected. The argument of Envato was:
“The idea is great the end result of the image looks unfinished. It Requires more work.”
I am here to ask for your help. I honestly do not think my picture looks “unfinished” , but I’m open to suggestions.
What could I improve to be accepted?
Don’t worry, one of the moderators will move it to the right topic. You have a great idea, but I would add some shadows and/or gradients. It’s a great idea but you should make it more realistic, and I would change the reflection for a shadow or something. I hope it helped! Good luck!
EDIT : Dzinc, you’re really quick!
But I saw some pictures that were not soooo realistic (had not much effect), and they still accepted …
Send all suggestions that have … What else can I improve?
NOTE : Dzinc, thanks!
Maybe it’s just my imagination but the brown mud looks like something else to me … Try placing the plant into a flower vase or something …
Good Luck !
The only thing I could really think of is to edit the mud. The plant and bug look great but the mud to me needs refining.
SaintLaur and Wackoo: Yeah, I understand what you mean. I didn’t think about it, but … If two people think this, others may think too. I’ll think something better (perhaps something other than a vese). Then I’ll post here and ask for new opinions.
Other than that, you think it needs more shade, or a gradient? I honestly didn’t want to put gradient because the style of this picture is NOT gradient. But as the shadow … What do you think?
(Thank you ALL guys … you are opening my mind)
That one drop of water looks solitary, maybe some more drops of water on the leafs.
And perhaps, instead of just the mud, a small hill of Grass?
The Ladybug is Great! Maybe another Landing with wings open?
Currently the Reflection of the Mud underneath looked like a Flower of some sort to me.
Even maybe a small grassy hill and a litle stream or pond in background?
Just my few ideas for you.
I want to thank everyone who helped me! His opinions were very important to me!
With the help of each and every one of you my drawing has been approved!
I am very happy since it first! But more will come!
Here, my image: 
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