a collection of work by 1st and 2nd semester sophomores
This idea is interesting it's like the world just blew up and these two humans which I guess are humans are the only two left and there is one flower left and I read it as they are showing them the flower, I don't know if your intention was them to be giving them the flower but that would be cute. If it was the last flower ever and they wanted their partner to have it.
Nice concept. I think it wouldn't hurt to have the left person reacting a bit more, maybe hands over their mouth? I also wish the diagonal lines in the sky weren't so harsh/were more varied because my eye gets more drawn to that part of the piece when I should be looking at the flower.
It is really interesting that you put the two characters into the space. However I think you should show characters' emotion. I also think that rose is cliché object that is used many times to represent Valentines Day.
The concept is really nice, and the colors and mark making are very consistent throughout the entire pieces. I' not sure a rose is the appropriate thing to add in here, because it's the one part that doesn't fit in with everything else, and because it's near the center of the composition, it's near impossible to ignore.
I really love this concept! I'm not sure how I feel about the distracting diagonal lines in the sky, however. If you wanted it to look spacey or post apocalyptic, I'd suggest more deep reds or something a bit more ominous and less candy. Also I'm not quite sure how the recipient feels about the flower or why they're receiving it.
This is a great concept, but it is not very different from your sketch I feel like what Amada said to perhaps create more emphasis on the characters would help to really give the piece more of a romantic feeling. But other then that your use of color and the color of the sky is great and very unique. the drawing is a little muddy in some places but again great concept.
loving the originality of the piece. not sure if this was intentional but it's hard to see depth in the picture. Perhaps it's the medium's texturing. I love the two astronauts I think you're telling a great story with your illustration!
I like the concept. That looks like earth is destroyed and only a couple survived. But I agree with the rose stuff issue because I am thinking about the Beast of Beauty. that could be cliche but I am not sure.
Sorry. "The Beauty and the Beast"
This a really interesting concept! I agree with everyones critique of adding more emphasis on the characters but otherwise good job :)
I love that this scene takes place in such an uncharacteristic Vday setting, but then the rose takes us right back to normal earth and for me, Beauty and the Beast. I would also be careful of having the bottom of the air tanks and arms be so close to the bottom.
Really cute concept. If you're into this kind of thing, you should check out Romantically Apocalyptic. It's an illustration series about these guys surviving in the post apocalyptic world and it's really funny.To really push this idea, you should try playing up the body language of the figures. The one on the left is seeming a little flat. I realize it's really difficult to convey a sense of emotion that a person is giving off if you can't see their faces, or their entire bodies for that matter, which is why you'd really benefit from working on the body language. Other than that I love this piece. I'd also like to see some more definition in their surroundings to give a sense of where they are and what happened to this world.
I love the concept of this piece a lot! feels like the person on the right is proposing to the person on the left on the last day of the world. I really like the texture you put on the ground and mountain, too. I wish that the sky is not that vivid and colorful though. it could be very dark gray sky and you can add few very vivid red asteroids?
This is a very unexpected piece that I've encountered so far. It conveys a message of how a person would love the other no matter what situation they are in, whether they are in another planet or about to die. I think one person giving another a flower is cliche, but since it is placed in a container, it give a different message a feeling to it. Since the illustration idea itself is bizarre, I think the irregular sky goes well with it. It's well done!
I enjoy this piece, I think the colors are very nice and the romantic gesture with the rose helps convey the idea as well. I feel like there should be a little more interaction between them. Maybe the one of the left is embarrassed to be receiving the rose or something.
This is a really original piece. I think there needs to be more attention on the flower. The sky is distracting me from the focal point. You could do this buy changing the body language, lighting, and maybe composition if you figure out something.
This is really cute and original! I love how the astronauts' suits aren't too drawn from life — they look more like futuristic hazmat suits. I enjoy the use of texture in the foreground, and i think the blue of the oxygen tanks pop brilliantly against the figures. The only thing I'd suggest to reconsider is maybe a subtler pattern for the sky? The diagonal lines draw the eye from the main action of the piece a bit too much.
Ying-- kudos on a pretty 'out there" narrative. I would agree with comments you've gotten so far about the color and depth of the piece needing work. I would also have liked to have seen maybe a little more darkness/ destruction, so that the rose capsule (and yes, it is very Beauty & The Beast… too much so for me, actually. I think a daisy would've avoided the cliche and been just as sweet) could really glow and be a bright, warm spot in the center of the page--- it would support the feeling of love without needing to say or really even show it.
Very punny I like the idea and composition- definitely not your normal valentines- The colors are a little odd but that could just be b/c the world is ending.
I like the muddy colors and the textures of the piece. It makes the atmosphere of the piece more darker.The sky is definitely distracting, and doesn't fit the color scheme of this dark and dreary time. Not sure what's going on with the red light. I feel like the piece would've been more dramatic if there was a strong light source so it could create strong shadows on the figure.
This is really interesting idea. :) I wonder this is another planet. I think the color of the sky is too bright so I cannot really focus my eyes on the flower. But I really like the abstract background.
I really love your idea of this unconventional narrative. It's so totally out there, and that's really nice.I do agree with what was said above, the diagonal lines in the sky distract me. I really like Amy's suggestion of toning it down to something more gray and using a few different spots of color. It could really help direct your eye back down to the flower too. Some contrast around the flower's capsule will really help it stand out, as Dana mentioned. Which I think will really help if you want to avoid using something like a rose. But overall this piece turned out so neat, and if I was ever in a apocalyptic situation, this is how I'd want to be courted.