Oh. No. You didn't need to do that. I thought they were looking pretty good.
...from what I remember...
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
Oh. Well I just assumed because he was saying "before you waste six hours painting images that have compositions that are unclear." I assumed it would be better not to do anything else to it. I'll put them back up.
And I really had no idea what was going on in the second one. The other kid looks basically like a plastic doll, I didn't even see the lamb let alone realize the stuff in the ground was wool (and how did they make the wool into a thread? The image doesn't really come off as that surreal that I would let that pass without wondering) and if the kid is mimicking the plane, why not angle him the same was the plane is?
Again, I would say a lot of that could have been avoided or improved if you had posted these in the thumbnail stage. Then again, if you put the pics here for crit, why remove them immediately? I'm not the only guy here, other people may have something to say that I didn't, or you could even take these back to the thumb stage and start over, strengthening your compositions and storytelling. Six hours isn't that long, all things considered.
Last edited by TinyBird; November 23rd, 2012 at 02:20 PM.
Yeah that other kid does look like a doll. I suck at faces man, I need to getter better at that. I WAS trying for a little surreal so that I could pull of that cartoony effect where you can pull the wool right off the sheep but I see that's not obvious... dang! Instead of changing the angle of the kid, i'll change the angle of the plane. Machinery is easer for me to handle.
I was going to paint the entire background first and then just pop the kid on another layer. I wasn't sure of how big to make him, I will def do more thumbnails before going into a big piece again.