Hello Fellow Artsy People,
I have recently been dabbling in a new style and was hoping you would offer some advice or comments/critiques on how to further push this particular painting.
I wanted to try my hand at branching out from my typical art style, which usually utilizes quite a bit of line-work, and try a more painterly approach. While this particular style was waaaaay out of my usual artistic comfort zone, I must admit that I enjoyed the experimentation process and the learning experience. (Well, and that I can complete a painting in four or five hours instead of taking a week or two to finish.)
I approached this piece in a completely different manner than I usually would, starting with basic shapes and slowly refining from those silhouettes to a finished piece. To be honest, working in this type of rougher and painterly manner is exceptionally foreign to me but allows for my work to be a little looser. (Especially with the process of pushing and pulling colors to create shapes and forms... I usually have a completely finished and inked line-art layer to rely on before I begin the coloring process.)
If you would like me to post my process shots (I believe I have seven or eight of them) I would be more than happy to, just post below and request them please. You may find something you like about my process, or perhaps some suggestions I need to work on.
This is my first painting in this style so again, any and all help is greatly appreciated. Be gentle^^
**If the image is too small for a proper critique, it can also be viewed at Behance Portfolio Link and will soon be added to my Portfolio Site, TylerBaird.net ** (The original is 12 x 17 @ 300 DPI I believe)