At 2/26/10 07:19 PM, Luxembourg wrote:
At 2/26/10 07:11 PM, WaterShake wrote:
The similarity makes me feel ashamed! I did NOT intend to have a black-masked creature reaching out so similarly to No-Face. That didn't even cross my mind when drawing it. I did, however, try intentionally try and make a character much like turnip-head from Howl's Moving Castle once.
At 2/26/10 05:31 PM, Luxembourg wrote:
Another pen drawing. Sorry! It's on lined paper.Ok, that thing is pretty epic.
Oh, and, by the way, if a mod sees this, I would be extremely appreciative if the typo in my thread name could be deleted and my thread was just "Luxembourg's Art Thread". Not sure if you can do that or would be willing to, but I don't see there being any harm in asking.
It sort of reminds me of
Noname from Spirited Away
The face is really sweet. I have a sort of mini obsession with venetian masks, and this really reminds me of some of the really epic ones.
As a character, it's surprisingly haunting. I think it's cause it doesn't really have a body or a proper face. So you don't really know what it's thinking and you don't really know what it's capable of. It has a really good spectral quality to it. I can just picture this haunting someone.
I like Venetian Masks, as well. I actually really love masks in general, it's a subject that can hold a lot of meaning and great imagery. I had this little character I drew in 8th grade that was a patient with a venetian mask, a medical gown, an IV drip, and an eery smile that I drew occasionally, and I've made a number of pieces with the masks before. (In example, Mr. Mask, my first portal submission and one of the pieces earlier in this thread is one).
Haunting is along the lines of what I was going for; creepy, but not really scary.
Here's another drawing featuring mask-wearing spirits, although these ones aren't as spectral; they have a fur-covered body.
Bah, don't worry about the noname thing, it wasn't intentional and it wasn't a blatant copy or anything, so it's all fine by me.
These furry things are quite cool too. It seems to me like, ignoring the 3 little dudes bottom right, that it's all one creature. It's like a split personality, type thing if you get me. There all sort of different sides of the same face.
I sort of want to do something similar to this now : / I can't do it tomorrow(meaning later today) though cause we're driving to Oman. So I might start it now, one of the advantages of having a slightly nocturnal lifestyle, i.e its 4:30am where I am.
But yeah good job man, i'm liking you're thread, it'd be cool if we could work together on something some time