Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Angela's Result: Surrounded by Design CRIT PLZ
My result after trying out the "Surrounded by Design" art exercise. My original photo looked like this:
The layered leaves with the color shifting areas caught my eye first. I immediately thought of the ruffles of a dress. The curled leaves in the top right also made me think of underwater kelp. Dress ruffles won out, however, after arranging parts of this photo ended up with the white fronds looking like an Elizabethan collar.
Created in Photoshop CS2 using a Cintiq 12WX.
I'm rather excited by the result! This image went by much faster than my other digital pieces because I had a base for the texture. It could still use some touching up, but I'm otherwise pleased with the spontaneity of coming up with ideas this way!
CRIT PLZ: Her arms feel bare to me. Should I add something more to them? More filigree armbands? Should I add more to the background or does the ambiguous patterns work? Anything else I can do to make this more interesting, should I spruce it up for a portfolio piece?
I hope others try this exercise. It was tons of fun! It's a bit like an artist's Rorschach test. What do YOU see in that shape?