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This isn't for the contest, but I'm posting it anyway. He's for an art trade with a friend who's doing a sculpture for me. He's not aware of this gallery, so he'll still be surprised when we do the "unveiling" on the 19th. This guy is inspired by a Seadevil.

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Reader Comments (3)

I really dig those subtle little tech bits that are hiding within this piece, and I like the sturdy base of the leading bone-shelf. Although there is dimension to be found in this drawing, it's a bit buried under the flatness of the overwhelmingly lateral perspective, I guess. This pic makes me think that if you pull in a coupluv colours, you might be better able to distinguish differences between elements and accentuate some of those interesting details that currently get a little lost in the soup of the nondescript. ;)

September 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam B. Hand

I love this piece. I disagree with William to some extent, in that I really enjoy getting up on it and staring at it to see some of the little nuances. I know it's just at screen res, but there's a lot of really cool and subtle textural stuff going on in there. I think it's a good thing when things get lost here and there, and move in and out of the space.

September 17, 2009 | Registered CommenterJim Pavelec

Great comments from both of you... of course. But I'm intrigued about the color thing. I'm tempted now to try to introduce gauche or watercolor. I trade the thing on Saturday, so if I'm gonna go for it I better act. Hrm.

Thanks guys.

[edit]Actually I just got some really great feedback from my roommate, who's a badass artist himself. I now have a direction to pull this thing together. I see exactly what you mean, William, and I'll resolve it. Not with color, but some better general form-building shading. My problem is I got too hung up on the details while sacrificing the bigger picture. Huge thanks again!

September 17, 2009 | Registered CommenterMike May

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