Friday, October 28, 2011

Hope Finley's Puss Thing


all graphite pencil
multiply tool


  1. the linework definately merges well with the rest of the composition. The sense of depth works, I would like to see a little bit more of something in the upper section though.

  2. I think you've done a really nice job incorporating color and textures into this- the bumpy blue texture receding back looks very well done~ It gives a great sense of depth. I'm not quite sure if this gives off a sickly feeling- I know from your title it's supposed to be a blob of puss, but honestly it looks a bit more like a cloud. Perhaps if you made it a little less clean- adding in some sickly colors or strange textures, it'd help it feel less light and airy.

  3. Good start! It seems like you really understood the things that we learned in class! I think to be a finished drawing though it needs to have a bit more added to it. I like the direction you are going with your texture and color though!

  4. I'm really loving the textures and color choice of this, they give a great feeling of desolation. I'm not sure if it's clear enough in putting across the idea of plague, but I'm also not entirely sure what it is, haha. Maybe give it a different title to give better understanding.

  5. I like the gritty work of your line work. I also like the color palette. Right now though, I don't get any sense of plague. It looks like a cloud but there is no idea or small suggestion of what the cloud is or means.

  6. since the ground sortof fades into the distance, it might have been nice to have a couple fading bits of cloud stuff further back to help reinforce the atmosphere

  7. I like the way you're treating the top part of the line work - as it fades into the background color a little bit. It kind of seems like it's giving the pus thing some form. It seems a little bit rounder because of it. I think the additional texture on the ground is a nice addition, too because now your thing is in a space of it's own. Since you're going super minimal on this, it would be cool for you to add a couple other textures or items that would be in this same space . maybe you'd be able to have the colors play off of each other. because you don't have any of the pieces of this colored in, I can't comment on the inside color with the line work, but it would be worth practicing! I think you could even take this pus thing and color it in subtlely in some of the pockets and lumps =-- like give it a tiny bit of shadow and highlight. It doesn't have to be much, but you'd be able to see how the color reacts with the line work around it. I do love how you're eliminating the ground around it, so it really does look like the space is receding.