Sunday, November 21, 2010

yes pj i know....


haha this was just for fun doodling and it started going somewhere so i finished it...and no pj there is no hidden meaning or real design to it...it is purely a fluffy warm fuzzy piece of artwork and i liked it ;) just beating you to the punch

9 comments:

Amanda said...

and just to cut you off again im working on that other piece but it takes more effort than this did but i will have it finished before christmas :) love you pj ;)

andrewQuintiliani said...

LOL, your banter at PJ is hilarious

Really nice work, solid characters, believable poses. Maybe exaggerate the pole and the ball sticking out of the frame more?

Really cute, great job!

Amanda said...

lol just want to cover all my bases.
thats actually a really good idea thanks :)

pacsauer said...

Haha, I probably just took the bait, but I'll respond. I'll admit a drawing has the right to undergo metamorphosis, but this one doesn't appear to be any different than when I saw it six months ago.:) I think what we were taking about here was how some of your drawings seem forced into a scene... It could be the best drawing ever, and it would still fail, if every line, every prop, every little thing doesn't support the idea for the audience. (Granted, I struggle with my drawings all the time, but it seems to be easier to fix my problems when there is someone else watching who isn't going to let me be lazy.) No doubt, this piece has good expression, and the body language reads very well. Maybe add some fingers and a hand for some overlap in the arms on the guy. It's a good drawing. What keeps it from being great is that it's not finished. It's not "more" or "less" necessarily. Visually everything is there, it's how you organize it that makes the difference, fills the holes in the story.;).
LOL. I really miss you sometimes. Hopefully I pushed some of your buttons because I just lost an hour to this essay.

Amanda said...

yeah well thats because it isnt different from 6 months ago...i havent touched it and its difficult to change a background to already placed characters and i havent had the motivation to do it...
lol i was actually going to work on the other piece yesterday but i ran short on time so i thought i would finish the volleyball net on this one and call it done.
oh well

pacsauer said...

Don't get defensive. This drawing is successful. It doesn't matter what is behind the characters, because the character work is so strong. You could replace the volleyball with a skull, and the point would still be made. Almost all of your characters have appeal and they are entertaining. I could rip through your flatbook and say "all of this is great." And that would be true. But that isn't going to help you get better. The only reason for saying anything at all is offer a new way of thinking about things- a little insight- an opportunity to make good things great- and who doesn't want that? If you don't have time, then leave it be and say, I'm not done. But don't weaken good drawings with scenes that aren't well-planned. That's all.

Amanda said...

haha im not trying to be defensive...the problem with this as with most of my drawings...they start as doodles and its usually just a character...the girl in this case i was trying to get simpler shapes than i am used to and a different figure...i liked where it went and i thought ill put another character with her and i completely forgot about setting.
its usually better to design the setting first and add the characters in later...its just really hard to do it the other way around.
I APPRECIATE your comments and suggestions you help alot :)
but i think with this drawing im finished :)

pacsauer said...

"It ain't easy," Ollie Johnson used to say.
It's going to be hard knowing what to draw before you draw it, but you've got all the pieces, I know you can figure it out.:) There's no stopping you after you do.

Bryan Wynia said...

Looking cool, keep it up.