I'm not very familiar with traditional drawings (seeing as I can't draw for anyones life) But wow! This is lovely! The shading creates such an impact, the angle is very surprising, but it works so well, almost like a piece of a shattered mirror. On a con side the figure's face in the mirror is a little un balanced and a bit cartoonish(which is fine!) but you have plenty of time to work on human figures(so don't worry ^^.) This has so many little details too! like the glare on the window pane, and all the joints in the spinal cord of the skeleton, to the calander on the dest and the knobs on the drawrs. This is amazing and beautiful. A simply stunning job!
First up, I love how this was done all in pencil, the shading and lining is so detailed. It makes the reader keep thinking on what this piece might be about. "Skeletons don't read books." But the image in the mirror shows the skeleton in skin? It's a wonder of what might be on the skeletons book if the girl has the title of as said title of art. The only real problem I see in this piece is the crop, I mean, it's on a interesting angle but it kinda cuts off the piece in some range. That's the only problem I see but that is to my opinion. Otherwise, this is a great piece dear! Well done!
Well it definitely impressed me!! I have problems with starting big projects like this, I start on it and work a few hours, but when I stop, I don't start again for like months! Almost everything I've done has been one sitting! Anyway, keep up the great work
I like the idea you have here. Also the attention to detail is excellent and the tones are really soft and deftly handled, but I see something that was one of the first things my first art teacher criticized me for - lack of contrast. The impact of the unusual cropping and subject is there, but the image overall is flat in terms of tonal value. I guess the highlights and shadows could be brought out on the skeleton to make it 'pop' more, and I suppose a bit on the face in the mirror. From one struggling traditional artist to another - I hope it helps and you don't think it too presumptous of me
Actually the photo dulled it out. This is NOTHING compared to the high contrast I have on the actual piece. I just couldn't scan it in. My professor DRILLED me until it popped. It's just a shame I can't get the picture to really show it's beauty. I'm sure it could still use some work though
Fantastic work here.. Love the concept and one can clearly see the great effort that's gone into the details here ! The shadows and lighting are so delicately handled - it looks great! Also I sorta like your unique crops to your artwork. Don't see that too often. Nice touch
Thank you kindly. Actually the crop is actually something that my art professor helped me establish. He told us that we weren't allowed to use a normal square or rectangular boarder in our beginning drawing and I just fell in love with the odd cropped boarders. I'm glad you like it <3
This is almost one of those pieces that seems inverted from the norm. Usually, it's popular to have a person looking into the reflection of a Skeleton. Instead you did the opposite here, and it looks nice. But really, it's the quality of this pieces that really amazes me. It looks like it could be the cover of a book, or maybe a vintage vinyl album.
Thank you so much for your kind words. When I was first given the project, I was actually quite stumped for what to do. Originally I thought I would draw a skeleton in a library and add a painting, but the painting soon turned into a mirror, and the library into a single book. I feel like it was really able to evolve from my original idea, and it seemed to turn out much better than I expected. When I started this drawing, I didn't think I was good enough to do something like this, but I'm so glad my professor pushed me to do this.