Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    creepy trees sketch

    Just a preliminary sketch done in illustrator. I'm looking for some composition critiques or whatever else occurs to y'all. Thought I'd get some crits BEFORE I was so far into it to fix anything...

    When finished I'm shooting for something similar to Reagan Lodge's stuff, but I want the line work to remain present if not prominent.

    Attachment 244856
    ...but not the green you're thinking of...


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I think your main problem with this picture is that it lacks a focal point, your eye moves across the picture trying to find anything apart from trees but theres nothing there, and I think if your going to add something it should be in this area:

    Attachment 244916

    You have a good frame set up there to put something in it.

    Hope this helps.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    392
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 41 Times in 38 Posts
    Ya its really weird my eyes is just going across all over , that maybe a good or bad thing. add a little figure!

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Thanks guys. That's way helpful. I didn't originally want to put anything but trees in there, but I agree that it could use a focal point... I think maybe I'll do something funky to one of the trees, like put scratch marks across it or something...

    Thanks again.
    ...but not the green you're thinking of...

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Wul, here's my latest work on this one... one of my friends at home said they thought atmospheric shading would help make it less chaotic... I like where it's going, still trying to avoid the addition of a figure... maybe just a silhouette (or however you spell that...) or the shadow of a figure on one of the trees...

    lemme know what y'all think...

    Attachment 255080
    ...but not the green you're thinking of...

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Vienna,Austria
    Posts
    421
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Hey, not sure about the green trees...I think an ominous brown or gray would work better to create more of an atmosphere. ANd I think shading wise it nees a traditional approach...maybe cross hatching to simulate the shadows....hmm hmm...definitely has potential but it needs work!

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    approaching finished

    Still working on the shadows. They're a bit funky.

    Attachment 265088
    ...but not the green you're thinking of...

Similar Threads

  1. Creepy Atmospheric sketch
    By Chiko in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: June 23rd, 2011, 10:16 PM
  2. more trees
    By Runya Jade in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: April 22nd, 2010, 08:11 PM
  3. just a creepy idea/sketch
    By corky13 in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 26th, 2004, 06:50 PM
  4. Creepy SA sketch.
    By JackSparrow in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 6th, 2003, 12:01 AM
  5. trees
    By byam in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 11th, 2003, 04:37 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com