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04-30-2001, 11:05 PM
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I was "doddling" and came up with this idea. I like the way it's turned out so far, but now I'm stuck! It needs "something" and I don't know what to do. Any suggestions from you experienced artists out there????? Thanks for your help! I'm frustrated!!

05-01-2001, 12:53 AM
looks like a tribal tatoo, cool. I'm wondering if adding some action in the 'spike' farthest to the right (some of her hair or something) might give it some zing.

05-01-2001, 06:25 AM
It needs oil paint. You must paint this. I love it.

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05-01-2001, 06:28 AM
How 'bout a mat and frame? I like it as is http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


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05-01-2001, 06:42 AM
You could darken your colours, maybe http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Why do I make it so hard?

05-01-2001, 06:48 AM
It's great as it is,

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05-01-2001, 08:19 AM
Very cool.. you have a lot of choices here... you could add more shadow and shades to the faces making them bolder.. or you could oil paint it..or any type of painting.
Or Pattern the area around the faces.. give that a jump! Very cool design http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/cool.gif

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05-01-2001, 08:31 AM
Hello Wings44, and "welcome to Wetcanvas"!

I think this drawing is VERY imaginative! I like your "broken" images...and how you've utilized the negative areas.

I agree with TeAnne..might need a little more color. There are a lot of white areas, and because there is so much white....I feel it tends to draw away from the other areas. I think......if you add more color..or graded colors in different areas..or if you apply an even tone to the general "background"...you might find that it will unify this drawing a bit more. The graphic shapes in this piece are very strong, and I like you idea VERY much...(I especially like how you've drawn the hair into the different sections (shapes).

Keep "doodling" Wings44...it will be interesting for you to look back a year from now on all your little sketches.. I always think of doodles...as being very beneficial..and a good form of artistic "play".

[This message has been edited by MichaelRH (edited May 01, 2001).]

05-01-2001, 08:42 AM
This is a great design! I would like to see the introduction of some yellow on the middle clown's face around the eyes... That big red nose totally surprised me as I scrolled down the image! lol...

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05-05-2001, 01:26 AM
It is terrific,do not need any change.I love the way it is.

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05-05-2001, 04:41 PM
Thanks to all of you who gave me such wonderful suggestions. I've made a number of copies of my drawing and I'm going to try some of the suggestions....then whatever I decide I'll do on the original! I appreciate all of your help...everyone here at WC has been so very friendly...something I greatly appreciate!!

05-05-2001, 05:43 PM
I really enjoy looking at this, the positive, negative, negative, positive, positive, negative space really bends the mind. I would love to see this painted.

05-06-2001, 12:28 AM
I also would love it painted..its great http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

05-06-2001, 02:32 AM
It feels like Music to me!

Very styleized. Which is not bad.

When you use hard lines, correct indentations
or other problems. This presentation is not
what I think of as free forum. It is very

Whats missing? The Crescendo!


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06-06-2001, 12:58 AM
Ok Heres my Penny's Worth.It Does Need Oil Paint. The Only Thing I Really See Is The Eyes. Should Have Been A Reflective Area.The Famous White Dot. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gifLOL And I Would Have Made The Girls Nose On The Bottom More Realistic Like The Girls On Top. Other Than That .Its Fine.If This Is A Doodle You'd Be Dangerous If You Got Serrious LOL . Love It http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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06-06-2001, 11:05 AM
Thanks to all of you who took the time to respond to my drawing. I will take all of the suggestions into consideration and work more on the drawing....then I'll post the updated verison and see what all of you think!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Thanks so very much again!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif