Tuesday, May 29, 2012

John C Reilly

He's just awesome. Easily in my top 3 of all time. From comedy to tragedy his performances are honest and compelling. Keep up the awesome work Mr. Reilly.

Side note: If anyone leaves a comment that's just a Dr. Steve Brule (or any other John C Reilly character) quote their name will be added to a volunteer eugenics program, and they will no longer be invited to a single birthday party as long as they live because they are internet-stupid.  

Monday, May 28, 2012

Back to the drawing board

I spread a wide net, requesting critiques of my work from all across the art-o-net. After reading through every last critique, I found a pattern. Just about every issue had its root in "impatience". In order to create the images I see in my head, I need to slow things down. These are the first attempts. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Requesting a mega-critique

We all have blind spots. Sometimes we need other people to point out obstacles that are invisible to us.

That said, if you can spare a minute, please let me know what you think I can do to improve my work.

It can be easier to critique if you know the artist's original intentions, so for context: I want my art to be like visual writing. I'm not as interesting in rendering as I am in communicating real emotion and telling compelling stories. I want my art to invite the viewer into places with depth, age and a sense of temperature. Finally, I want to cleanly communicate mass, volume and good design without getting bogged down in detail or decoration. If there are places where I could do a better job at this stuff, please let me know!