Saturday, December 20, 2008

Quick Samurai-Geisha sketch

Here's a quick sketch for another Sanzoku I'm working on. I'm not particularly happy with the "feel" of this one, and I'm still not quite sure why. But I figured I'd go ahead and post it, so I can get some feedback.

We've got our Sunday sketch class tomorrow, so look for some fresh figure drawings on Monday.

Happy Weekend!



Craig Zablo said...

I like the design and colors. I think that perhaps what is bugging you is that she looks too weighted down. It's almost as if she is stuck and is looking up at the viewer -- caught. Perhaps if she was looking directly at us. Or maybe I'm way off base.

Craig Zablo said...

That should have read: "Perhaps if she was NOT looking directly at us." Sorry for any confusion.

Ed Hall said...

No Craig. You're not off base at all. I think I agree. I wanted a "sneaking up" kind of pose, but I think the bird's eye view as you said makes her look "stuck" to the roof instead of crawling over it - cat like. I also tend to like the more triumpant poses for my female subjects, and because this one is seen from above, it makes the viewer more dominant.


Ed Hall said...

All good comments Craig. Thanks! I wish more people would offer such constructive feedback. That's part of the reason I started this blog in the first place.

Craig Zablo said...

You're welcome.

I think people are hesitant to comment because you're such a talented artist, it's almost like, "who am I to make suggestions..."

At any rate, I'm glad you found my comments helpful.