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Catbug the trapbug Catbug the trapbug

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Well, if it helps your moral compass any, catbug is voiced by a six year old boy. Food for thought.



CANNOT UNSEE CANNOT UNSEE

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Tim Burton style?

I like the subject matter a lot, Death is a prevalent aspect in our lives. We think therefore we fear and such. I think more time and effort could be placed in the detail, though you may be on your way to a strong stylized approach to art. Also, ALWAYS make sure that if you use ANY form of type in a piece of art that you make the art and the characters compliment each other. I don't mean to nitpick, but the darkness of your words in this does not follow suit with the mostly mid-tone theme.



Aquatic Man Aquatic Man

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nicely done.

Very good stylistically. It's very smooth, yet not to the point of soft. A very expressive style. The detail and color choices are excellent in my opinion.

I would have very much liked to see this completed. Alas, I know the difficulty of working with technology when it decides what IT wants to do.



Rose Rose

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good rendition.

It's a very nice rendition of a rose, but I have a few criticisms. You could stand a little more intense value perhaps, to create a stronger feeling of contrast. The composition is a little bland, maybe stress the asymmetrical feel by moving over the rose, having it strain the boundaries of the "canvas" (depending on what you did it on).

Very nice handling of the value and color though. Most of this could be considered opinion and style preference, so regard or disregard as you see fit.


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Self portrait Self portrait

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Interesting work.

It's a very nice piece, though I would refer to this as more of a mosaic. Graphically, the layout is pretty beast. The color scheme, while odd and pleasing to the eye, is a little dull. If there were a little more contrast somewhere in there, it seems to run together too much. Other than that, pretty good. I do like the fact that if you view the thumbnail of this, it looks like a chameleon's eye.



Poison in your mouth Poison in your mouth

Rated 1 / 5 stars

Bringing your intent/content into question.

I sadly fail to see the artistic value in this piece. Yes you demonstrate knowledge of value and somewhat of line, but all I see is a blatantly pornographic image. Though the second point comes from your choice of composition, somewhat resembling the equilateral triangle favored during the Renaissance.

I must honestly say that nudity and sexual acts can have an artistic quality, but only with intent and proper execution. You have portrayed neither of these in my opinion.


34-san responds:

Yeah, art school teachers probably like to disassociate porn from art and vice-versa. Your review is pretty heavy with this sort of textbook approach to art criticism (how many arbitrary categories do they recommend to verbally dissect art these days? Five?) but I think if you're looking for something profound or elegant (which I'm guessing is your definition of "artistic") then my work ain't it.

The intent is pretty straightforward and you got it right. It's porn. Take it for what it is. You can pick it apart if you want, but it's pretty much there to cater to sexual fantasy/arouse. I could defend the "artistic" merit of it by describing it as erotica or some other word to dance around the themes, but eh, fuck it.

Even though you praised this image on the technical aspects, I'd prefer that you apply your criticism towards errors those areas instead of questioning the "artistic value" of a drawing of two video game characters fucking.


Dickface Unicorn Dickface Unicorn

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Unicorns.

This is well done, that much I must admit. With regards to content though, my pillow pet is the same color which is points in your favor. I don't understand why it's a white-trash, dickfaced unicorn.

I do wonder what program you used though. It's very stylistic and detailed.