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December 17th, 2009 #1
The Humpty Dumpty conspiracy.
This is for an illustration project I've been doing over the last 9 weeks. Basically we took nursery rhymes and tweaked them into new stories. I did Humpty Dumpty. My theory is that Humpty was either shot off of or pushed off of the wall for protesting unfair treatment of eggs....
Last edited by StephenJ; December 17th, 2009 at 12:28 AM.
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December 17th, 2009 #3
An acrylic underpainting with oil painted on top. Actually some parts of the wall and sky are just acrylic.
December 17th, 2009 #4
Imho this is an adorable piece and the acrylic highlights really are easy on the eye.
I'd say that the eggs themselves, however, look a little too orange and flat to me (accept for Humpty)
I mean those are spherical shapes, thus, there has to be a distinguished darker side to the spheres and a lighter one, but instead all the eggs at the bottom kinda blend together.
December 18th, 2009 #5
I agree with Sagir. The eggs don't really stand out enough, and the arms look unfinished. More distinct shadows on the eggs below the wall would help.
I love the concept though, by the way. Pretty cute and funny.
December 18th, 2009 #6
Thanks for the comments.
December 18th, 2009 #7
ah, so that's what really happened
this is great. you gotta saturate those eggs so they pop more
December 25th, 2009 #8
No Eggs served here.
This is another piece from the same project.
Merry X-Mas everyone.
Last edited by StephenJ; December 25th, 2009 at 06:26 PM.
December 25th, 2009 #9
Hey there! I like the tone of the work (conceptually speaking)... I also like the color contrast between sky and eggs. Wish you had a better picture of the second work though.