Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Well THAT'S not what I expected! (Part 4)


By: Allison Fritsch

19 comments:

  1. The sillouette is very nice. You could try adding texture in the piece though, maybe into the wing?

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  2. The shape of the wolf is great. But it would be nicer to put more details in the wolf and its wings in general.

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  3. I would like it if the wolf's wings were not cut off and to, as others have said add more to the wings, it would help to pull your attention to them

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  4. I like the drawing and the concept but I'm not entirely sure if it fully lives up to the prompt. I do understand that a dog with bat wings it "unexpected" but right now I see this more as a work of fantasy art. Maybe if you were to show the dog in flight and have people looking at it then it would come off as more clearer.

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  5. The silhouette is nice. I think the piece could benefit from a little more texture in either the sky or the wing.

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  6. The wolf is alright but I think you could get much better results by creating more planes to make up the wolf and have the wing be made up of similar elements so that the viewer will know that they are connected.

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  7. The wings and the moon is not very clear to me. More details will be great.
    I like the clouds. It adds scarier effect on the piece.

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  8. I agree that the wolf is really great and that more detail added to the wings and little parts of the piece would help bring it together better

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  9. Overall, well done. Some like veins or some sort of texture in the wings would make this piece. Also the upper right hand corner is confusing (I'm assuming its supposed to be a moon).

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  10. I like Michael's idea and I am down with texture. As it stands I like the fluid lines and if you aren't going for fun and playful that is cool too but it a bit dull. Texture or more context would certainly spice things up. Perhaps it is howling among wingless wolves?

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  11. I think you should add some more small details in places as people have said, and I agree with Deming that If it were panned out with more of the wing showing it would be stronger.

    The wolf is great though

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  12. I agree that it needs a bit more space on the left for the wing, maybe flipping the composition so that its wider than it is tall?

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  13. Hola! only thing i could suggest is adding some texture to the fur. and i'm not sure whether its nighttime or daytime since the sky is light but theres a shadow on the sun/moon thingy.

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  14. i think the perspective is too close up to enjoy this creature. if its going to be a wolf with wings i think you should really render it as much as possible, and show most of the creature instead of just a head shot. i know you could really have fun with a lot of shapes in the wings to give it more of a feathery look.

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  15. I think you need to put more texture into the fur of the wolf. Its an interesting idea to have just a silhouette but i think this would be much stronger with some texture and more shading. I think there is another solution rather than just clouds in the background but im not really sure wat you could do instead. Keep on working on your sketch before moving to your final

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  16. This is really beautifully simple. I think a lot of its strength is in that simplicity. If the inks are really clean and strong, it will rock.

    The only issue I have is with the background. I like where you're going with those clouds, but they need to be more delicate, especially given how solid that wolfbat is. If you get the clouds down to really fine lines/shapes, your furry friend will stand out more.

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  17. Though I like the idea of a silhouette, I think some additional detail within the wolf would be nice, especially so that you could then darken the sky to make it night.

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  18. You're doing a great job with the technical drawing, I like your wolf and the design of your clouds. But think about what you can do with those clouds to really make the composition more interesting, rather than just putting the shapes together. Should this composition really be square? A wolf howling at the moon can't be felt very well unless there's distance between the wolf and the moon. I will also have to echo the responses that I'm not sure this fits the prompt. You might not need to alter the composition entirely, but change one key element. Like perhaps make the wolf (winged that it is) howling at a pizza or something bizarre instead of the full moon.

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  19. Allie-- you know what? I think this is a great piece for you to really take a few risks on. I'd pull the image out a little-- dont cut off so much of what is unexpected here-- really give us this animal and let us see the wing. Otherwise, its just a werewolf (to the untrained eye) and in the age of Twilight and whatnot, this doesnt feel as "fresh" as you intend it to-- you can certainly make it more bizarre and have fun with it. I' also explore some things you could do with the moonlight reflecting on his fur-- like on the chest. Some high lighted fur pieces would be nice and add some great texture. same with the wing-- scales, maybe?

    Simple shapes dont have to equal simple/ boring image.
    Take a risk! they've been working for you so far! *dana

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