Wyatt – I almost just now changed my title to “the dog’s bollocks” thanks to you. .
PaTX – your English is better than some folks who only speak English.
Enrigo – Terrific! I think this time you did a much better job at making each stage of abstraction strong in its own right. And you have nothing to be embarrassed of! And I bet this will help with your caricature assignment. By the way, one way I’ve found to make myself less shy about doing self-portraits is to do them with goofy faces. You’ll be forced to draw faster if it’s an uncomfortable pose, but it’s great fun, especially if you’re exaggerating the expression.
Iwantjelly – ROFLMAO! You’ve made my day with your piles o’ laundry! Looks like you had some trouble bringing the left one all the way to non-abstraction, but you nailed it in the right one. Funny, I’m getting the same impression as enrigo about that last one – the colors and the hard pixilated edges remind me fondly of earlier computer games. Any way, if you were to carry that image forward one more step, I would say go for the edges – soften them up here and there, maybe put in some soft highlights, and pick a few hard edges to emphasize. Wonderful work!
Thanks for participating, everyone! I hope this was fun and edumacational. If you want to submit anything else in tonight or sneak it in tomorrow, I’ll give one last round of feedback. Otherwise Ilaekae should have a new assignment going up soon. Cheers!