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Posts made by alexsen
RE: Composition Question
Thanks everybody for your comments!
I actually started with a asymmetrical design but I felt it was not cryptic enough.
I was struggling with having them be less happenstance and more ritualistic and more intentional/purposeful in nature. I have included my original sketch so you can see.
The asymmetry made it feel too unstructured to me, I think it might be because the variation made the design less symbolic and unintentional. I realized that I needed more order in the picture.
If your wondering where I came up with the idea I am basing my ideas upon gestalt theory and qualities such as unity, order, closure - consistency and repetition of elements creates more order and structure, but in doing so, I think it loses spontaneity and dynamism.
But I understand what you are saying, I think that is why I am happy with the top of the image, it has one knife/torch up and one down it is slightly asymmetric but still balanced
Recently while doing some research I found this symbol which is the mathematical symbol for congruence - meaning something that is the same but different - which is what I was thinking of when I did the initial rough. I think this is what I want to express achieve.
I am putting some symbols in to the design but not sure if it loses something when I add it.
Is the omega symbol, yinyang, or congruence symbols making the piece too tacky?
Does anyone have any ideas about this?
RE: Help with creature design
@amelia-bothe Hey, this is looking good! If you don't like the tail try reversing it and have the tail start like a Cougar's and then fan / flare out like an Owl's at the end; almost like a Giraffe tail. I think the reason why it's not working as well as the rest of your design is because the feathers on the tail are a bit random and do not look as "purposeful" or "functional" as the rest of your Griffon. If you know what I mean. Otherwise good job!
Hi, I am working on a piece where I am exploring a more cryptic design. I am happy with the middle and top of the design but not sure how I should pose the two characters(guardians?) on the bottom. I am not sure if posing them inward or outward convey any significant and or different feeling/meaning to people. What are your opinions? Also does the different compositions direct the eye in any particular way? i.e. open or closed, flowing or static, etc... It would be nice if there is a discussion on this. Thanks.
RE: Personal drawing-a-day challenge
Good job! These all are looking pretty good. Just a few criticisms - the perspective on the shield strap feels a little off, it's a little too round. Also shields usually have a handle as well. Google it. As well the feet and the shadows aren't quite right. The shadow would be larger or have less clearance, if you know what I mean. Personally I rather like Day 4 : Snicker. Feels like something out of a Disney movie, in a good way.
RE: Halloween illustration-WIP (feedback requested)
Wow good job! I like the colors for the Ghost. I don't know if this is finished, but I feel the Ghost could have some transparency to show it is more of a ghost. Also the kids in the back need some faces. Otherwise well done!
Hi, recently I went back to one of my older illustrations that I did for a monthly challenge prompt "Hidden" back a while ago. Since it was Inktober, I redid my piece and inked the foreground. Although it not a piece for Inktober as it has digital painting involved, I feel its much better now compared to my original submission.
Crits and comments welcome.
RE: Hidden WIP
Been working on my submission for Hidden Prompt. But I have been looking at this all day and I am not sure what to do to take it to the next level. It feels unfinished to me. I find the scratchy pencil lines give it a nice texture but it also makes it feel more like a sketch and a has a unrefined look when contrasted with the inked lines. I am struggling to find a way to make the two fit together - although this might be only in my head, but I am running out of time before the deadline! Yikes~ lol