At 1/12/14 02:29 PM, Noiz-EProductions wrote:
To begin I suppose it would only make sense to post my latest work. So here's a piece that was finished just yesterday as a gift to a good friend of mine named Slim Sadie. Being a sucker for retro-gaming and glowing things I figured it was only right to mix the two. Also, I tried a different method of coloring this than I usually would. I feel it was bit of an inadequate attempt, even if it was my first try. But, of course, there's always time to practice and improve. For the full size version of this piece you can take a peek at my profile. I hope you enjoy it!
Let me begin by saying that your friend has an excellent name.
Anyway, let me begin by stating your biggest flaw in this piece. The balance between the text and the rest of the image is not working. You should always treat your text just like you would any other element of your composition. As it stands, the "oops" draws all of my attention to the upper-left corner and distracts from the rest of the image.
Secondly, I am not quite sure how I feel about the meshing of the background and subject matter. On one hand, they do not stylistically, formally, or chromatically balance each other at all. On the other hand however, this provides an interesting effect that gives a sensation of depth.
Formally, your subject is interesting and well executed. It is very flat, but I suspect that is what you were going for. Compositionally I would like to see the main focus on the subject (the muzzle/snout) off-center a little bit. Just my opinion of course, different compositions work for different people.