This is my entry for the 'kick yr own ass contest': [link]
for group 3- tradtional art- both peices are oil on illistration board
The orginal work from 2005: [link]
and the new one 2009: [link]
Please take into account that this is a photo of both the 15x20 canvases sitting side-by side on my easel, so there is some distortion at the edges- my camera sucks, im sorry.
i was unsure as to catogories, so one is 'fantasy' and one is 'macbare/horror', and i was also unsure for mature content warning or not- let me know if you all need me to change anything- glad to!
My stock referances: [link] [link]
my thoughts: You ever get a great idea in your head, and no matter what you do, it *never* comes out right? Well, 'snow' has been one of those on-going things in the back of my mind, and i have to say that with this new version, it finnally looks as it should. I wanted to convery a sense of loss, of alone, dispar, yet, peaceful, pretty. In the first verson, i tried to do this with a vast whitness and a tiny figure, but i always felt it was...missing something. This second verson, i gave a much 'tighter' feel, conveying the loss and alone via the barren and dead trees, the frozen and heartless waterfall. There is more depth to it overall, and i find the girl herself to be much more dramatic. She's still in white, still clutching her wounded chest, but its far more obvious now, and far more painful- but yet still rather subtle in the stark white of the painting. I kept the trail of blood (though i know it to be physcially inacurate- it looks cool, okay?) but made the stain on her chest much more pronounced. The first is much more soft, more pleasent and, well boring. The new 'snow' has a depth and attention to detail that the first did not.
She's alive in this one for me- with much more of a story.
The anatomy is loads better as well, i need not point out, as well as my work with the folds, which to be honest is more from me taking the time to plan it out for the second than any real improvment of skill from the first.
i just have to say i love it, i love myself for making it and i'm pleased as punch weither i win anything or not.