Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Four and Twenty

Ladies in a pie... what's more to say?


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I had the girls and the pie drawn from the beginning but I had some trouble figuring out what the background was going to be. I eventually decided on the branches because of how they bring out the nest like feeling of the pie, multiplying the different meanings and associations that the viewer can pull out of this.

8 comments:

  1. Nicely painted pie dude!

    More branches! branches like speed lines to emphasize their busting out!. Also-- was there saucey stuff (other than the girls) involved in the pie? or was it just hollow? They should be messier I think. Pie bits filling! Maybe some blackbirds in the trees? not in the pie. decidedly sedentary birds. Crows/Ravens = never a bad idea in my book. The space above the girls' head seems really dead , also the space on the right. I think you need something else going on in there. The pie looks tasty though. Even if it isn't vegan. I prefer apples to ladies.

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  2. Gorgeous imagery. Especially like how dynamic your figures are and lovely color palette.

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  3. I like pie and girls and paintings. Maybe even more now.

    And the pallet really is great.

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  4. I commented on this on CA.org, but again, I think this is really awesome. Nice work, man!

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  5. Thanks for the comments everyone! And thanks for the crit Chris, I think your right about the space above their heads, I may go back and put another branch in there.

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  6. i have to go against the grain here. i think its good as is. if you add too many more branches the upper half will seem empty. if you fill the top up you may take away from your focal points being the girls facial expressions. right now the empty space looks intentionally left for a title. You could darken the clouds a little and push that subtle diagonal they're creating. beautiful piece Bob. I'd love to see this one in the flesh!

    -r

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  7. Great stuff Rob- saw this a while ago , and can't remember if I posted on it or not . Love the skin tones especially.

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  8. Beautiful, I am somewhere between Chris and Rich, I could see some low contrast branches or something thrown in the background just to stretch out the depth a bit further and add some more rhythms and pattern, but I do like the balance of the composition - so this would be just a way to help the eye slow down and spend a little more time in the picture.

    Great stuff :)

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