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« on: March 30, 2008 10:04:29 PM »

I just got a chance to scan this, but it's a couple years old.  I haven't really drawn since then, for some reason.  The head is gouache, the body graphite.  It's about 5x5 inches in real life.

I'm really fond of it.  I think it disturbs my mom.  I'd love to hear other opinions.

« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008 10:14:26 PM »

Um, in case you, like me, are distracted by the fact that it's snarling at my avatar, here's a link to flickr...

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008 10:38:01 PM »

Lol, snarling at your birdie.. Heh.

I love this, I like the difference in style and color/lack of color between the two parts of it's body and the expression is beautiful. I love the body language with the hands, as well. Over all it's gorgeous. Beautiful work Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008 04:32:25 AM »

Thank you, Dinosaurus Meg.  If you hadn't commented, I'd be pretty worried that maybe I lost my sense of aesthetics somewhere along the way.

Can I ask...are people put off by all the white space?  The awkwardness of the transition at the neck?  The stiffness of the hands?  The low contrast of the body?  Is it just too odd?  Too inscrutable?  Just boring?  Unbalanced?  This feels like one of those times when I keep saying to people, "Look what I made!!!" and I'm mostly getting, "Hmm.  Nice." back.  I figure strangers might be the best people to help me figure out what's going on.

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008 04:35:42 PM »

I know absolutely nothing about art, but I have to say this really intrigues me. It's so beautiful/creepy/fascinating. I really love it.
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008 05:57:05 PM »

Thank you, Insignia.  Beautiful/fascinating with an edge is what I was going for, so your comment means a lot to me.
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008 07:35:49 PM »

Oh, when I saw it at the first sight,I was shocked by your design!
So cool! I love it so much!

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2008 07:38:51 PM »

This is really gorgeous! Why ever would you stop drawing
It really is surprisingly theraputic... but I am biased, being a drawing major...
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2008 07:46:32 PM »

I love it, it's wonderfully though provoking.  The only thing that jars me a bit is I think the size ratio of body:head is a bit off, I think a slightly larger head would look more natural.  Although there is nothing natural about a jaguarwoman.
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2008 01:16:27 AM »

Hi everybody.  Thank you so much for responding. 

I'm really grateful for your exclamation points, polaris. 

It's a good question, kyllikki.  I don't know that you were really looking for an answer, but I feel like investing so much energy and emotion in tiny marks on a scrap of paper wears me out.  I got into making clothes instead, with which I can tell myself, "Even if it isn't perfect, it's still useful."

I really appreciate the constructive criticism, Lazurii.  I think the head is already longer (versus taller) than a human head would be, but I definitely know what you're saying.  Partly the whole thing was an experiment.  I spent hours painting the head first and then figured out how to attach the body, and making the pencil part much smaller would have required a magnifying glass.  Also, though, I wanted the head to surge out of the muscles of the neck (having it sit on top just looked goofy), and a huge neck would probably look weird, too.  It's true that it's not meant to look natural, though.  I'm glad you still like it.

I think it's really hard for me to see the thing with fresh eyes because I remember the source material so clearly, so this feedback is all really helpful.  Thanks again.
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