Monday, June 11, 2007

Carla @ Go Figure- 2





Here's Carla from last night's Go Figure- she's been once before...
She has a great expressive face and a long, skinny body- very interesting to draw. These are all colored pencil.
I was trying to heed Steve Brodner's advice about "swing". He graciously replied to an e-mail I sent earlier today asking for some creative criticism. This is partly what he said:
"I would love to see each element affecting all the other elements more. If one thing is bigger, how than does it change the other elements? Did I ever mention the subway car or elevator? When a new person enters everybody else stands differently. All the things in your piece are dependent in a way on each other. Your work is really good and you should be getting work. But I would keep working on this idea of integration, or Swing; something I always shoot for."

To me, the word "swing" rang true like music- each instrument depending on the other and integrating to create movement, energy, and rythm- like linework, composition, and the individual features of a face working together to create caricature.

6 comments:

Fred Harper said...

Thanks for sharing Steve Brodner's words!"Swing" is such a cool term.

The Keeper's Notes said...

nice drawings, cool hair texture..and thanks for Steve Brodner's comments, as well.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

You're welcome, Fred.

Thanks, Justin. Steve's words are like the pebble thrown in the still lake.

MAY-DAY said...

i love these drawings spin on life drawings excellent! i hope you dont mind id like to try it.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Sure, may-day- just give me your e-mail and I'll put you on the list.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

I just realized it was you, Carlos- you're already on my list. Come when you can...