Friday, September 14, 2007

Efforts

I don't know if I'm sold on this yet but efforts persist.

[EDIT] The finished version is above!

9 comments:

mordicai said...

Ideally, this would be incorporated into pajamas I could give to my girlfriend. Is all.

WFHIT? said...

I like the set of her hips. Those are the hips of someone who means some serious business.

Stephen said...

This is the kind of concert poster the Melvins would have. It's just that colourful and obtuse.

sandy said...

Huh. I would like to offer one "Wolf Whistle" in regards to this picture. Other than that, it's a well done picture. I likje the look on her face. She means BUISNESS.

Mizufae said...

The background needs work, I'm not a fan of the yellow but mostly I'm distraught by the tiny mess-ups on the bottom. Her little dangly things on the pants make me think of french fries and not dangly things, although that could be because I'm hungry. Problems with the color scheme notwithstanding, this is one of the best drawing of Shells you've done in a while and I'm especially fond of the nose. It's worth working on some more.

John A said...

Sarah, life is too short to be distraught about errors on an unfinished picture.

As for the vicious yellows, like Stephen says I was shooting for the vicious high contrast of rock posters (of which several Melvins posters are a good example) so there is every chance I could make it even more garish!

Stephen said...

I would like to retract the word "obtuse". My definition of it was incorrect, and didn't describe the picture as I thought it did. I meant esoteric or abstract.

The more garish, the better I think. I don't think a subtle colouring approach would work well for a girl armed with boxing gloves and a mean grimace on her features.

Drew Falconeer said...

You evil gentleman!

Are you trying to get me into another Shelley tatoo? Cause I am that weak...

Joe said...

That made an excellent transition from sketch to full-on color picture. I like it!