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5.00 / 5.00

Jul 5, 2012 | 9:00 AM EDT
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995 x 972 px
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Hey there!

Here is an old drawing of mine which i have done ca. 10 Years ago. It should represent the Conflict between Discipline and Passion / Logic and Chaos within 2 different Characters combined to one Body.

Hope You guys like it :D

P.S.: Some Feedback would be nice!




Rated 4 / 5 stars

This one looks rather nice, however the black on the right side seems to take away from the drawing since it's blank unused space that could have been cropped off.

The face looks rather bizarre since it seems to be a mishmash of various things. The outfit itself is actually pretty nice and I like the keyboard designed sleeve a lot. Would make for a break shirt design or something.

The shirt itself has so many things drawn on it that it makes me think the thing used it as a canvas. Also interested to know what that thing in the hand is and why music is coming from the wand.

Overall, great concept piece.

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SoundChris responds:

Thanks a lot!

unfortunately i had to cut the right side because the dimensions of the drawing could not be integrated to the ng layout.
The face is a combination of 2 faces - the right faces ear is the left ones nose - the mouth of the left one leads to the collar of the right ones etc.
The thing in the hand of the right guy is a conductors baton and the music coming out from the right side is a gregorian choral / coming out from the left side is a song called "du holde kunst" from franz schubert.

Thanks a lot for reviewing :D



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very nice stuff. I like drawings like this. One object is created through many different other objects. In this case, it's a body that is created through various different stuff.

Also, this picture has to be viewed in full size, so you can see all the tiny little details.

I can imagine that this picture needed a lot of work to be created and that's what I like about it.

However, I think with some colours the picture would be even better.

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SoundChris responds:

Hey there,

thanks a lot for your kind review! You are right, this drawing took me quite a long time. If i had made is today i think maybe i would have used more colour but 10 years ago i have been afraid i could "kill" the whole thing by being to unskilled in using colours in the right way :D



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wonderful stuff!

I just had to add this straight to the favourites - no questions asked, because it shows a wonderful contrast between creative expressionism (music and art), compared to the cold, hard logic of sciences and the like. That said, there are some things that are cold and hard in the musical aspect, such as the conductor's baton. I would have liked to see the keys be a little more uniform on the conductor's sleeve, just as that's what they are on any keyboard that I've ever seen before.

I love the use of musical shapes, including the body of a violin, or other member of the string family, with the way that it adds form to the chaos. I know a few pagans, who would not exactly feel the same way about the pentagram, being used exclusively in the "chaos" of the picture.

Overall, a wonderful piece - I wish there was more colour in it, to give even more expression to the chaos side of things. Perhaps use it only for the chaos, as in a scientific world, facts are quite often laid out in Black and White... Such a strange thing for a guy who studied Colour Chemistry to say, wouldn't you agree?

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SoundChris responds:

Hey there!

Thanks for your very, very nice review! I am so glad you enjoyed it, especially because i think from myself not to have much talented at drawing (normally i am making musics).

What you said about the contrast between logic and chaos is exactly the thing i wanted to express. When i made this drawing i had to decide, if i should study music or something more conservative so i felt really torn between passion and calculatio - this drawing is based on a real and hard internal conflict i had.

I absolutely agree with your advice to use more colour to encrease the contrast. Its been a long time since i have made this drawing (ca. 10 years) but i can remember that i decided not to use colours because i was afraid to destroy the whole thing being to unskilled in using colour. You said black and white could represent the scientific world etc. I think it has been consequent to draw the "Logic-side" that way. In my opinion science represents clear categories like "right - wrong" or "1/0" etc.
But now i think it would have been even cogent to use some colours within the "Music and Art-side". It would be interesting if you would prefer just to use few colours within a dominant and rough structure or a bigger variety of colours in a very filigree structure of lines (sorry for my bad english skills!!! I hope its possible to understand what i try to say :D )

Anyway i appreciate this review very much. Thanks a lot!