Aug 10, 2009

FAILURE



Two things in varying stages of progress. The top one was just a sketch I messed around with for far too long. It's not going any further. The bottom one is a piece for a book, but I'm not entirely happy with how it's going, so I'm starting over.

I like how the coloring was coming along, but it started to overpower the drawing -- or rather, the coloring was much better than the drawing, so I have to step that up before I continue. I just sort of feel like I'm going through the motions, especially in these two pieces. I think I need to be spending simultaneously more and LESS time working. More time thinking about what and how I'm drawing and a little less time trying to get the drawings exactly right. There's a looseness and an energy that's absent from the drawings here. I am trying to remedy that.


UPDATE:



I forgot that I never posted this. Something that I started towards the end of last semester but never ended up finishing it for whatever reason. Based on High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. Sigh. Another thing I will never finish.

9 comments:

  1. Wow! No way! I want a print of the High Fidelity piece. It's incredible. Save that file, please!

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  2. i really dig the way you've drawn and painted the second image. i don't think they're "failures" per se, maybe just not what you were going for - but for what they are on they're own, they're lovely!

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  3. what more could you do to that last piece? Looks done to me!

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  4. I've got to agree with your feelings on the first two pieces. But that High Fidelity one is too good. Those girl faces are awesome.

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  5. I also agree about the first two pieces, but I think the High Fidelity one is great. It's got a simplicity and cleanness to it that I think is lacking from the first two; I agree that you're probably overworking things!!

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  6. Dude, I LOVE your work! You should offer a print-store if you haven' already.

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  7. DUDE. This is a BRILLIANT illustration.

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