Hi Taylor!! It’s Dayna from the critique corner
First area to work on- when it comes to vertical banners, you have the text in almost the exact same place on the three of them. The way they’re placed makes it super obvious because they’re all right next to each other. So maybe play with composition a bit more on those, perhaps moving some people to the bottom of the top third, and then shifting your main text from almost dead center to a lower point just for some variety when it comes to looking at your galley.
In chapter images, I don’t know if this is intentional or not but the frame in your Winnie the Pooh CI disappears briefly. It’s an adorable CI, and I love the coloring on it. On ++this chapter image I feel like the blue of the text is very vibrant but the blue of Fleur is not so it just jolts out.
When it comes to coloring you’re not failing, so maybe just try to experiment more! Use gradient maps on exclusion or linear burn on lower opacities to really add something different. Your graphics tend to have yellow tones to them, perhaps go into selective color and change the neutrals or go to mixer and mess with some of the blue layers to tone that down if you want a different coloring. Most of your models are not completely off, but there is difference in the skin tone in a few graphics that could easily be fixed with a little more image prep.
I would also recommend working on spacing. On a few it’s like you have too many things on similar eye levels or too close to each other or the same size that it just feel heavy and crowded in that one area. Some people find using the grid when they’re composing a graphic helps a lot! It lets you see the different space and how you’re moving your eyes (especially with text) around. On your Teddy signature, the little model is really far off to the side and up in a corner it kind of throws the balance off.
Weakest graphics in my opinion: ++1 ++2 ++3
Let me know if you need any clarity, I hope this was helpful!