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#1 RyanTheBoy

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 02:15 AM

Yo, it is my first time so I thought I would share a work in progress piece I am doing.

 

My work is primarily cartoons with very bold, popart palettes. I am working on a personal series right now of monsters that represent my emotions and feelings. This is the first in the series, titles 'Uncertainty'. Tell me what you think and be harsh! I want these to get better!

 

 

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:42 PM

I like it! I know its a work in progress and you may intend to add eyes but it it actually suits it to not have any! Wait... that makes sense... its an uncertainty monster... but I am uncertain.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:25 PM

It is hard to put solid criticism on a series of subjects that are both personal and abstract. (doing uncertainty first was a smart move on your part) But based on what you've said so far, the only criticism I can think of is that maybe you aren't using your bold palette to its full potential.

 

The coloring is solidly and logically done, but the image lacks texture because of it. I always thought the appeal of pop-art stemmed less from the actual colors themselves, and more in the ways that those colors crossed over and intersected with each other. It's funny that you just now made this topic, because what you were setting out to do reminded me of an art book that caught my eye because of the type of style it was trying to teach.

 

I'm sure you've seen the style somewhere before, it's all about taking open solid spaces and intersecting it with varying binary patterns of visually stimulating variety from simple to complex. All I remember about it is what it looked like, and that the term for this kind of art was a weird word that is next than impossible for me to remember even having recently read about it (which is a shame because I bet it would be super-easy to look up if I could only remember what its called). The closest recognizable analogue to it I can think of is the type of skull decorating that is typically done for Dio De Las Muertos festivals. I don't have my tablet on me, so all I can do is take a photo of a sketch I did to try and explain what I'm referring to visually.

 

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Yeah, if anybody knows the name of this style I'm trying to remember the name of, please tell me.

EDIT: as it turns out, the reason I came across it recently was because it's actually a recently released book! The exact book I was looking through was in fact the first result that popped up on an amazon search I did right after making this post.

http://www.amazon.co...words=art books (of course it's simply the combination of the words "tangle" and "zen", which actually makes it a reasonable name for the style)



#4 RyanTheBoy

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:34 PM

I like it! I know its a work in progress and you may intend to add eyes but it it actually suits it to not have any! Wait... that makes sense... its an uncertainty monster... but I am uncertain.

 

Thanks! And yeah, the lack of eyes was a choice in the design. 

 

@EvilDemonCreature: Yeah, the fills aren't super interesting right now though my intent is to go back over the fills and add some textures using an inverted palette. It is my hope that this will give the entire thing a solid acid trip effect. I am curious about the name of the style you are referring to as well as I would definitely love to play around with it! (Though certainly will, whether I end up knowing the name or not.)






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