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Another one of my university projects. This time I had to create a graphic for a song that included some of the songs lyrics, something I had found on the internet, a photograph, something that I'd drawn by hand and scanned in and something that I'd drawn digitally.

The song that I picked was Plush by Stone Temple Pilots.

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I'm not sure if there's supposed to be any sort of message here, but it's a really nice piece.

It's pretty big so I'm glad you put a lot of little details into the trees and such. The silhouettes are good too. Everything adds up to a really nice, dark feel.

The only thing I see wrong with this is the texture on the field just doesn't seem right. it seems more like concrete rather than grass, other than that everything's fine... unless that's the look you were going for, in which case disregard that ;3

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Nice piece, but the bottom half almost feels rushed and it makes it stick out a bit too much for my liking.

When you look at the top image, you see light play and depth with great detail, and it's done very well. However, as you start looking down, it is immediately and jarringly cut straight across, and seems to go into a different art style all together. There's no depth or light source, and the straight cut across the middle of the picture (especially with the tree roots extending past it) really serves to contrast the two styles.

I get that you did have to use several mediums to create this (meaning that some conflict of styles will always be present in some way), but there's ways to use that to your advantage. For example, put a bold hand-drawn piece next to a faded cut out from a photograph to create juxtaposition, while still leaving huge pieces of background to make it 'work'. This method simply jumbles the 2 mediums together, while the roots feel like they're trying to create some continuity between them and it doesn't work.

Another thing is the font. This is sort of an obvious point (that I'm sure you would have worked on if were worried enough about it), but standard fonts tend to stick out a little bit in art. This is especially true when they're formatted in such a way that puts so many similar characters together (h, l, n, m, i). Creating lettering really isn't that hard, and I highly suggest you try it.

All in all, every piece in this is fine enough on its own, however, I think it's the fusion of them that needs a little work.

Credits & Info

4.56 / 5.00

May 13, 2014
10:07 AM EDT
File Info
3508 x 4961 px
13.1 MB

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