O man ,goood one!!!
Very nice, love the intriacte rendering through out the image. You might consider some highlights on the figure to the right, or a darker background behind it, to push some depth into the pic? It has a really fantastic classical feel that at first glance, could almost pass for an etching 500 years old, very cool.
Really impressive work.
Yeah, really cool piece, Gaspard. And very interesting, too, to see what it looks like when you do pencils.
Interesting to see your characters rendered to kingdom come. I like the binding on the righthand figure's face. I'm kind of obsessed with characters that are blinded for some reason.
Thanks!@ Fufu: I used coloured pencils, black, grey and white; this way I could add many layers which blend and sometimes it really looks like glazing or oil pastel. It’s A3.@ Aeron: Highlight here isn’t that possible. The character on the right is “less striking” and I like it: it makes the two characters unequal and as a result the image is more complex and slightly frustrating. To be honest, I thought about increasing the contrast on him, and actually it would be very difficult: the strip he has on the face won’t contrast with the trees and the skin cannot contrast with the ground and I don’t want to add shadows on the ground. The problem would be interesting because the contrast works inside the head (the strip and the skin) and in the environment (the tree and the ground), as a result the character doesn’t contrast with the environment.... Camouflage!!!! Anyway my intension with these drawings is very grey… I don’t want the chiaroscuro to be too present. It is more about harmony than tragedy… Absurd harmony.@ Sean: maybe blindfolded characters are fascinating because they could suggest sensation. Or may be they could symbolise uncertainty, loss of foundations. I don’t know…
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