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    Help Me Decide!

    So, it's a caricature painting, unfinished. I just can't decide whether I prefer the straight neck or the Beaky Buzzard version. I have two people I usually show this kind of thing to when I'm stuck like this and there's a split decision. I need a deciding vote.

    So... CHOOSE! Thank you.


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    Right pic.

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    right, definitely for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzulac View Post
    D'oh!

    Lol, the neck on the left looks too stiff. The neck on the right is more natural and makes the compositon/balance better. In my opinion.

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    i like the one on the right. if your going for caricature then that definitely has more. the problem is the girl just looks nuts rather than exagerated

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    Right one.
    There's a jarring tangent at the neck with the logo (?) in the background though. I think if you move the logo a bit it will work.

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    Right.
    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
    -John Huston, Director

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    Sunny: It's hard to caricature good-looking people. Many artists try to solve this problem by just sort of arbitrarily distorting a feature, like the forehead or cheekbones, but I never distort just for the sake of distortion; I accentuated her huge smile and her kind of blank stare, and gave her an articulated rib cage and obvious breast implants (to be honest, I'm not even sure if the woman actually has implants, but I thought it would be funny, plus Stern tends to like emaciated blondes with fake boobs, so there you go). Maybe Mort Drucker would have done a better job, but, hey - I'm no Mort Drucker.

    Iridyse: That's an excellent point which completely escaped my notice. You have a great eye.

    And thanks to everyone who helped! It looks like Beaky Buzzard won!
    Last edited by Bonzulac; April 2nd, 2011 at 11:28 PM.

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    Right one, and yes, move the logo.

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