Monday, January 04, 2010

Renewal



Good news everyone, I'm still technically alive. I have been inspired by this weeks Illustration Friday to get some quick drawing into my schedule. Once again, while sitting in church my pen started moving and a concept was put onto paper. The first thing that came to mind for this weeks topic (title of post :) was a phoenix. I'm including my thumbnail and then my rough draft, I like this one and I think I might take all the way a finished painting, but I think the skull in the foreground needs work. What do you think? Also, while I'm soliciting critiques, does anyone like the placement of the skull in the thumbnail better then the rough draft?
this is the thumbnail

this is the rough, drawn with pen and pencil, scanned from my sketch book

8 comments:

EmmieJDriskell said...
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.:Anna:. said...

Interesting.

M and W said...

I've always thought of phonix in bright colors, like red, orange and yellow. Even bright blue and green.

M and W said...

By the way, I like the rough better.

the_jcw said...

sooo, does that critique in Chinese help?

Coreopsis said...

NO--I like the skull better in the rough.... actually, I like the whole composition better. It's more dynamic.

uglymuffin said...

Thanks for the input Coreopis. And you too M and W, all critiques are good. Thanks everyone! Anyone speak Chinese?

Teresa said...

The design in the thumbnail is definitely better. the emphasis is on a single element (the bird) and carries you to the other elements. In your drawing from the sketchbook, my eye was going all over the place trying to find what it was all about, made for a confusing picture.

Love, mom