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01-14-2007, 09:25 PM
I haven't done much art lately (aside from some holiday commissions), but last week I wanted to experiment a bit, with that style where you only draw the shadow, and let the viewers brain "fill in" the rest of the lines (I don't think this particular application is chiaroscurro).
01-14-2007, 09:27 PM
That's awesome, Bio. Thanks for sharing this.
01-14-2007, 10:37 PM
Sweet! You should post more often. You know how much I love your art!
01-15-2007, 05:27 AM
Wow that only drawing the shadow technique gets me every time. I love it. :bounce:
01-15-2007, 02:41 PM
Cool looking pic. Keep experimenting.
01-15-2007, 06:41 PM
I scanned it, vectorized it, and played with simplifying it in Illustrator (yeah, I know, it looks better :p )
His face kinda looks scrunched and makes me think of the green goblin more than the specter. I think its cause of how pointed the hood seems and how the pic seems to be angled rather than straight down with draped folds rather than erect points. I like your other stuff better. Sorry.
01-15-2007, 07:46 PM
No need to apologize :)
01-18-2007, 08:46 PM
Very cool, this a striking technique that lends itself well to silkscreening - it is a species of chiaroscuro, but it probobly has a more specific name.
I dunno the Spectre personally, so I can't really say whether it looks like him or not.
01-18-2007, 10:20 PM
Sweet! Gotta love the use of negative space...
01-20-2007, 05:18 PM
This is almost a signature. It kinda reminds me of a drawing I was shown at university, of a bird on a branch. The point was that if you drew something many times, you eliminated the need for extras and distilled it until it became the pure image it should be.
I'd say there are a few sharp points on the face that could benefit from a tiny reshaping, but otherwise you've achieved that feeling.
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