Aug 13, 2008

Light as a feather

**Update**

Here's the image with a nest and a light chain thingy...



I still like the first one better...

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I'm debating whether I want to add a nest or not...hmmmm...

13 comments:

Lee said...

There's a bright idea!

RE: The Nest. To be sure, you'd have to draw it and check with and without. In my mind's eye, I like it with a nest.

Josh (musarter) said...

This is a great idea that is rendered well too. I don't think you need the nest; it would not add anything to the message or the composition. Call it a less is more thing.

Michael said...

Thanks, Josh!

The image was done entirely with a Wacom tablet. It was nice to do, but at the same time, I missed the pen and ink.

Lodo Grdzak said...

I'm not a visual artist, but I like the idea of a nest. How does that light stand upright without it? Plus, it implies more "lift" to the bird. Either way, its really clever.

Juan said...

Excellent idea and illustration!!

PotatoMamma said...

I like it better without the nest, the illu is cleaner, and I dont' think it needs it. It's faster understood too. Great illos, both of them!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

In this case, go with your first instinct... without the nest the piece is more precise and less cluttered, they are both good though.

Maldito Columpio said...

great style, great ideas!
...I prefer the nest

Lodo Grdzak said...

The first one's better only cause that light makes no sense the way the chain is depicted. It just comes out the bulb, which would never happen. I think I'd try one final depiction without that chain and then pull the final trigger on a decision.

Michael said...

Hey Lodo...

I think I've come to the point where I'm tired of working on the piece.

I put the chain on the egg because the egg itself is the socket into which the "bird" goes, hence, the chain to turn the light on...

I'm tired just thinking about it...

Michael said...

Thank you all for coming and giving your opinions. It's is definitely appreciated...

Lodo Grdzak said...

Well, can't help but feel that I came across as the asshole on that one. But you know I was only here cause I like your stuff.

Michael said...

Lodo, no offense taken at all None what so ever. I like the feed back.

It's impossible to gage how someone is "saying" something when they make a post.

Thanks again for visiting...