Thursday, January 29, 2009

Adelia Holds Out...

So I finished with the color.  I originally drew it to have the color taper out on the edges...but even though I like the look of that on other people's drawings, I couldn't bring myself to do it - so I extended the ground hill and made it a full page image.  I'm posting it here because I really like this piece - and even though it originally was going to just be a quicky drawing for IF, I took it a lot further than I originally expected...and I'd like to know if anyone has any suggestions.

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The tiny conference is on the 7th, so I'm hoping to get many a new piece in my portfolio.  And I gotsta spruce up the old ones a bit.  What sucks is that I was originally doing Adelia in a completely different style of painting (using the grass brush in photoshop)...which made for quite a nice texture (in my opinion) but I've moved away from that and am painting her normal (with regular brushes at lower opacity)...anyway - that has nothing to do with this, so whatever.

Oh - and one last thing - should I do a frame around it?  Or should I just leave it as is...?  I'm leaning towards a black line framing, but that's just because that's what I do with almost all of my pictures...

4 comments:

Carmen Keys said...

This looks great Isaac! I like how the two pillow guys' eyes have two different shades of the same hue between iris & pupil. I also like how you've made the brushstrokes in the sky into an arc, that adds an interesting texture.
One thing that sticks out a little bit is the yellow of Adelia's foot -- what if the cupcake tray was a yellower green to harmonize with that more? It's mostly cool colors in this image with her warm foot there, making it look more prominent than you probably intended. It would still look great if you left it as is, I just wonder what that would look like. :)
I like it without a line around the box, how you have it now!

Pixiewinkle said...

Hi Isaac, I think this looks great as well. I think to mix it up a bit you should not add the frame. I like how it works here. I think that the frame brings a hard edge to it (literally) and that it is nice to see a piece with a softer look. You can always add it later. Your very strong style defines your artwork and it is nice to see it in different layouts. Which brings me to- I went to the NYC conference and there was a very instructive art director panel. One of the panelists was Giuseppe Castellano, art Director of Simon Spotlight. I think that he would be interested in your art and you should send him samples of your work. I don't know his address, but I figure you can research it. You might already know who this person is, but I thought I'd mention it.

sara.b said...

I agree with what has been said here. I too really like the softness given without a black edge. Another thought, if you were so inclined to add an edge, choose a blue (not midnight blue), or light brown, or some neutral color.

I think variety in your portfolio is good. Especially different applications. Your work is consistent and stylized enough, I think you can actually enhance your portfolio showing different processes. :)

Great work Isaac, I truly hope the conference brings you a lot of inspiration and direction.

Tiddly Inks said...

I like it as is...nice colors and the frame will box it in possibly. Add it to the portfolio. :)