At 4/20/12 03:00 AM, lovingthedark wrote:
I don't think it's the humor we mind, so much as that the style it's in is the sort you'd find in a editorial cartoon- it doesn't really fit in with artistic goals of the collab as maintained through the other entries.
Apparently some people do mind the humor and it has even been questioned why he made it into a cartoon. And yeah even why he used a rabbit. I don't see a problem with both. Stylewise, I agree but I think it's the low line quality that gives it an even worse look. Decky, didn't you want to go over the lines again?
As for your piece looking like the emoticon, i had to look up which one you'd picked- i couldn't match it to one. The eyes are the main dissonance here.
I don't think it's thaaaat far from the emoticon. Making the eyes the same size and adjusting the left (right from our view) corner of his mouth to get closer to the emotes mouth, should make it more obvious. The bigger eye pretty much says "shocked" instead of the actual emote.
Color wise you've chosen purple and brown with a spot of teal. If you want suggestions, blue and brown tend to work well together because our brains are geared to find earth/sky combinations satisfying. There's a plethora of combinations that will work better than your current color system though.
Agree with that absolutely. I think you should drop the purple background and draw a new one, instead of giving up on the pic completely. Even if Spags doesn't accept it, in the worst case you end up with a nice cartoon.
Add some shade and highlight to the lower part of the ear, some highlight to the arm, some shading to the foot in the front and the white parts in his face also don't have any shading yet. Just generally, make the light and shade more consistent.
Slapping a filter over a finished drawing is usually frowned upon, but I like the grain you added somehow. Matter of personal taste I guess.
Since I don't know at what time I will be home today, I am going to post my most recent WIP. Keep in mind that the lines will disappear altogether, so don't worry about the sketchiness. I restarted my piece yesterday, so sorry that I don't have a lot more to show yet.
My main question is, is the emotion "derpy" enough? lol