Here are a couple illustrations I've done more or less recently. One is an entry for an illustration competition for a student's song book, the other is my entry for the Gotta have a Hook challenge on artorder.blogspot.com
These are personal fine art pieces inspired by recent yogic studies in India.
I feel that an issue I am currently working on is simplicity vs. over embellishment. This one is a work in progress. Feedback I've been getting on it suggests that I should focus less on the ornamentation and more on the emotional content expressed via anatomy. How to show emotion with limited facial features? Could you say a few words on what makes for expressive hands?
Last edited by Viradical; September 18th, 2010 at 03:38 PM.
'Now you can find the others, you don’t have to stick a flower in your hair and go to San Francisco. You just go to the Web. Find the others. We all need to create affinity groups which are subsets of the much larger community that we’re part of. And then, using this technology, which was designed to keep track of us, to pick our pockets, and to sell us junk we don’t want, use this technology to produce art. Massive amounts of subversive art.'
And here's a couple of pieces I lkiked when I made them, but now that I've been learning more stuff, I realize I didn't hit the right emotion I wanted to convey..however , I'd like to hear some crits about it, and a way to improve them.
The last one is still a WIP.
Last edited by Dark Razvan; September 18th, 2010 at 04:14 PM.
The first one looks nice, i dig the colors and the purple fog running down turned out nicely!
Also like the light horn on her head.
The image could use more depth, the background layers darker, less saturated.
The glowing yellow orbs at the bottom take away all the focus from the character, i wold drop them or make them a lot more subtle.
The second image is looking good! i like the lighting and the subtle red glow that comes from the bottom, the character pops nicely against the darker BG on the left side
The both characters in the foreground need more work, they look rather rough compared to the rest. Adding more contrast and black would add more depth too.
Last edited by Randis; September 18th, 2010 at 05:21 PM.