I'm not sure what this is but it looks pretty cool.
Adam it's a great illustration. I just don't know what I'm looking at lol. I can tell there's a tree, it's passing a window, and there's a guy in a hat, but i can't really identify who that guy is and what is front of him or what's holding him? Like I said, it's a nice illustration, but would just like to get some info on what was your idea on this? As for suggestions, I feel that the values are too mixed, I've told you about this before. Perhaps a better value grouping. Squint your eyes, and if you can't see any area that has a dominant value(Other than the mid tone you got all around it), that should give you an idea on what to focus on. Next time I suggest starting with abstract shapes of values so you can get atleast some value massing.
please let me elaborate, In my minds eye, theres a guy wrenching down a bolt restricting the flow of my artistic expression, which is supposed to be exploding off a wall painting like in a museum or something...........ok Im confusing myself.......know that there are unknown opposing forces restricting my artwork. Basically what Im trying to say is that..I dont know.........hope this clears up any confusion, I know I feel better.
sorry not the best at narrative, thats more andrews fortay, I mean kudos on coming up with "autographical epicness" really....really compelling subject matter lol
j/k andrew dont hurt me
Adam, will you upload a larger image, I can't even look at any of the detail work at the size it's at.
per your request sir
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I definitely agree with Greg in terms of figuring your value grouping so that way when you get into painting or illustration having that template will clear up a lot of guess work. I also get that this is a manifestation of what you feel is hindering your work, and your personal development as an artist...maybe as a person. Can't say with certainty. Ironically it's something that clearly was a bit of an obstacle for this piece lol. But that's beside the point. I think that this was a good thing though because you realized something that you could call an artistic weakness or just something you haven't done so it could be out of your comfort zone. I feel with the description you knew what you wanted to convey but you wanted to feel out the piece more, as opposed to experiment in the beginning stages and seeing what other possibilites you could've discovered. But definitely get a firm grasp of how you want to convey your message. I would recommend taking what you have and do some experimental value schemes and play around with shifting the value groupings and see how you can move the eye through your composition. The more you experiment with it and the more you understand it, the easier it'll be to habitually create pieces that convey both story, mood, and good composition. Dig the concept, and great draftsmanship. Now just take it a step further.
thanks 2wenty, you can bet on it.
I mean logan, sorry man sleep depervation is making me delusional lol
This is a great piece. Reminds me or early Surrealist/ Futurist works in palette and movement. Like Duchamp's nude descending, Max Beckman, etc. I think the inclusion of the automaton especially supports this type of read. If this is your emphasis in the image than value being clearly separated into easily readable moments obviously wouldn't apply. Regardless, I can see the merit of the former suggestions as well.
really cool adam, surrealism is not always so clear a subject, but i can tell this has meaning for you. to me, it looks like a continous cycle of all of the things that make up yourself and your life, it doesn't have a beginning or an end, maybe its how your mind thinks, and how you create. but this is what i see, which is really cool about surrealism because it has a different meaning for everyone. awesome man
I love where this piece is going. My only crit would be for some highlights to make it pop a bit more. And like I said, I would love to see this piece inked. Great job.