Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Surreal work (What's right with these pictures?)

Winter Damage.



Poetry in Motion (Goodbye Sober Day).

7 comments:

tyrone said...

Zen .. I'm speechless ... surreal work indeed ... I have no idea what's going on in both those illustrations ... but I'm so curious to know! I mean I kinda get some of it ... you mentioned that this is for a graphic novel you got cookin'? Are you writin'? What's the name of it?

-Ty

-loo-bot- said...

I love what's going on in both drawings. The first is my fave, but I'd like to see it in more saturated colours. It just feels a bit muted.

Evan said...

The top one is crazy good. I like the muted colours, at least for the background. In the second one, however, I have a difficult time differentiating the foreground from the background. Not sure how to change that. Or maybe I'm not sure what the background is? (It is pretty surreal.)

Zen said...

They are both a little bit strange and unusual works. The reactions that I have been getting are interesting because of the range. Some find the work odd but try to figure it out, some are simply confused and tell me its good but they have no idea what is going on, and some are completely clueless and reject the idea of looking at it.

ADC said...

I feel that the first piece is the stronger of the two, but that may be due to the fact that I could actually discern what was going on! ;) Even though the second one requires more thought to decipher the image, I think it works. It is surreal after all.

From a technical standpoint, I dig how the background out lines are not in black, providing a soft backdrop and allowing the foreground characters some "pop"!

AlanaMcCarthy said...

It hurts my head to try and figure out what is going on.. ow!

Zen said...

There is a lot more where this came from.