hello! i'm here with your requested critiquuuue and i'm just gonna jump right in (but also hello fellow nbhd fan i like you)
+this is just adorable and i love the colours and omg
+this IS ALL SORTS OF AMAZING WOW COLOURS AND COMP GOOD GOD
+this ghughu everything (i'm actually in love with all of your icons but i need to limit myself)
+this i don't even have words i mean what so simple and beautiful
basically your whole gallery if i'm being honest rn
- least favourite graphics and clean out
+this: the comp and colouring is so nice, but the large picture is quite low quality and i just don't think it's up to par with the rest of your stuff
+this: while i love this texture use and everything, it just seems - a bit too simple? it almost looks unfinished, and the text is too spread out on the canvas so you've lost some of the focal point.
+this: again, this just isn't up to par with your other stuff! it's quite plain and compared to your other texture uses and colouring, it just looks a bit plain.
- things you're doing really well
colouring: your colouring is just amazing. you do a very good job of having lots of different colours in your graphics without clashing or making things look bad. i also really love your use of monochrome and b&w! everything is so bright and colourful and i love it.
text: you have excellent font choices, colours, and placement of your text! i can read everything very easily, and in pretty much every graphic, the text isn't taking away from the focal point.
bases: your texture bases are so so good, and i love them! all of them are complex and aren't one dimensional (fun fact: i definitely wrote one direction and then i was like wait). there's always something going on but it never takes away from the main focal point of the graphic, and really, i just applaud you.
lighting: although your colouring is so good, i think you really have to watch that you're not overdarkening things. for example, i see that you tend to put a black shadow at the bottom of your graphics, and sometimes, it takes away rather than adds, and it makes things hard to see. for example -- in +this, the text is a bit hard to look at because you have to dark shading on the top. sometimes it's just a bit much, so just make sure you're not taking away from the vibrance of your colouring! something you can try is putting that layer of shading on a different layer option, like overlay or soft light, and it'll still make things darker, but not so much covering things (if that makes any sense whatsoever.)
hardcutting: you're very good at this, but in a few cases, things are a little sloppy and i can see the background of the original picture. for example -- in +this, i can see a bit of white at the top of his head and at the bottom of his right arm. it doesn't happen too often, but it's really important to make your hardcutting as smooth and natural as possible or things will look awkward.
repetition: although none of your comps are repetitive, there are some things that i'm noticing in all of your graphics. the coloured shadow behind the people in your graphics is used in pretty much all of your stuff, and while it looks good and adds to the whole of it, make sure you're not overusing it. i want you to experiment with other things and textures to put behind your people, and just make sure you don't fall into the same routine things. one of the most important things about being an artist is that you never stop growing and changing your style, so don't stay rooted with one thing!
you said you have trouble with filtering, but i haven't noticed that too much. however, if you know you have trouble with overfiltering, just watch yourself and make sure you don't over filter, and the same goes for underfiltering. it's a lot to do with self control and stuff, so you have to keep yourself in check! overall, i really love everything in here and as you can see, you don't have any big issues. a lot of stuff was just nit-picky details, so i'm hoping to see you on the promo list soon!
if you have any questions, don't hesitate to pm me!