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user-inactivated  ·  637 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 25, 2018

Surly Bird

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Sleepy Fox

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Serious Goat

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I honestly really, really hate that goat picture. I was doing so well drawing the actual goat and then I messed everything up by just rushing to try and fill in the background without putting any effort into it. Then I tried to fix it and in doing so, made it even worse. So now I have this really okay looking goat surrounded by a messy blob of color that just ruins the effort I put into it because I didn’t want to put effort into the rest of the picture. It’s a metaphor for life people, let the eyesore be a warning.

WanderingEng  ·  637 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I really like the fox, and then reading your criticism of the goat, maybe I like the stark white background with the vivid fox colors.

user-inactivated  ·  636 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you. I'm pretty happy with how the fox came out. Out of the three, I think the animal looks least like the source image, but out of the three it feels the most balanced. I have this weird compulsion where I think all of my drawings need backgrounds, because even though I can't draw realistically, I'm convinced that because there's a background to everything in real life, anything I draw is incomplete if they don't have one. Unfortunately, backgrounds are usually where I end up ruining a picture.

I tried to draw a mountainscape one time, and I think all I drew were three or four black lines on a single sheet of paper. Between you and me, I think extreme minimalism isn't really all that great art, but I looked at these lines I thought "If I literally do anything else to this, I know I'm gonna mess it up." So I drew an extremely minimalist piece, and I hate it because it looks halfway decent and all it took was about thirty seconds to make, so I feel like I cheated on it. I'll see if I can dig it out and share it on next week's Pubski if you'd like to see it.

WanderingEng  ·  636 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd like that a lot! I think some minimalism can be good.