wip worst fear dentist



  • This is my WIP for Fear contest.I hope it is obvious what it is.This is a very rough sketch so I know my lines are perspective are not right yet.I just wondered could someone give me some feedback on the concept and if it is working.This is the first time I let anyone see my rough sketches as they are really awful. I think the nurse is not right want do you think? 0_1502920454045_fear dentist.jpg



  • I think this is really fun and scary and I can totally see what you are going for! I just got a root canal the other day and was thinking how visiting the dentist would be a good painting idea for this contest. I would say you could really get wacky with the perspective and such to make it feel more disorienting and scary.

    I think you could do more with hand gestures and expressions. I think the nurse works as is, but you could explore other poses for her and make her hands look creepier.

    Did a really rough draw over to show you what I mean about wacky perspective. I've tilted the kids and tried to make a twisting psychedelic floor that sort of spirals up behind the dentist. Just throwing out some ideas!

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  • @tessw Thanks Tess This one came from my awful month I have had with my own tooth needing an extraction. I really like the idea of tilting the perspective I was thinking of a chequered floor but was unable to keep it straight.I like the little boys hand gesture,I was thinking of my own hands clutching the armrests, but your idea comes across better,Thanks for taking the time to comment and redraw you have been very helpful.



  • It feels a little awkward that the end of the drill is not in the painting. You could make it funny and put a toothbrush at the end of the drill?



  • @holleywilliamson That is a great idea.Thanks holley



  • I feel like the 3 kids in the back are an unnecessary distraction. You have plenty going on with just your main characters. I love this idea. You did a great job making the dentist look crazy and creepy. I like how his teeth are so prominent. Maybe play around with pushing that? Bigger teeth and too many teeth? An even bigger mouth? Just an idea. Can't wait to see what you come up with.



  • @lynda_percival said in wip worst fear dentist:

    I feel like the 3 kids in the back are an unnecessary distraction. You have plenty going on with just your main characters. I love this idea. You did a great job making the dentist look crazy and creepy. I like how his teeth are so prominent. Maybe play around with pushing that? Bigger teeth and too many teeth? An even bigger mouth? Just an idea. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

    I was actually thinking the same thing about the kids. If this was part of a story, I think the kids might work, but if it's a stand alone illustration, it might be a better choice to leave them out. It kind of splits your sympathies between the kid in the chair and the kids observing. Instead of the kids you could go with darkness or maybe some xrays, teeth models, instruments, stuff like that.



  • Ha! Ha! I liek it. I actually think the three kids are fin ebecause they're all terrified too. It really IS the greatest fear! I also think the kid in the chair could be zoomed in a bit more -closer to the action! You know how close that dentist is when he's about to nail your tooth with a drill :-) But, I could be all wrong. Just a thought. The dentist could eb moved to the right a bit so that the boy in the chair could be zoomed in a little more with the "evil assistant" hovering over him. Then the back kids might not be as distracting either.



  • @lynda_percival Thanks lynda ,maybe there is to much going on I will try it without the kids



  • @tessw Thanks Tess I will be redoing it soon using everyones sugestions



  • @marsha-kay-ottum-owen Thanks I agree the boy needs to be a bit closer I will try zooming it all in a bit



  • Hi any ideas or critiques before I post tomorrow Thanks for all the help0_1504132306902_dentist wip2 .jpg


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