well i hope you dont feel that i was hating, i just gave my honest opinion. sorry if you felt attacked. i didnt mean it that way and think its a very well done picture. when im done with my project you will probably laugh. i will welcome critizism but untill then you will all have to bite your lip in anticipation.
Oh hey. I read over my message to you and it does sound abit cold. Sorry about that. Trust me I'm not offended in any way and constructive criticisms is always good. Gone to art school and I'm used to this process. I really appreciate hearing people's take on my work.
It looks good. The text is perhaps too close to the left end of the page and the head appears to be floating in black space because it is lacking a body. To avoid this simply include abit more of his shoulders and blend it with the black background like what you've beautifully done. This will give a visual illusion that he has a body within the hadows, and the effect he is rising from it.
Im very open about art I belive if it can be drawn it should be (as you can tell from my forum pic) an artwork is supposed to provoke feelings of tranquility, chaos, happiness, or maybe even sorrow stirring the mind in emotion making it think in new and fantastic ways. Through these way a slow enlightenment occurs. Art should not be criticized for it's content but only on it's appearance.
art should be judged by content, as well as invoking of feelings. there is a very large line between the Mona Lisa, and a can of cambells chicken soup.
i think that art nowadays is by a large part (with minimum exceptions) a joke. people just grab a canvas, leave it in a room, make small puddles of different paints around the room, and stick a dog and a cat in there and lock the door. after a couple hours they come back and remove the dead cat and the dog. overnight it dries (along with the blood), and the next day they take it to an art convention and get a blue ribbon as well as a couple thousand dollars.
i know that it is that simple because i have seen a "master artist" at work. a teacher i had was flinging paint from her brush onto a canvas and using her fingers to spread it a little. the next day she showed us her proud achievement and won an award for it a month after. besides her i have seen other "masters".
for all those of you who enjoy that kind of stuff or who practice it:
1. just grab a nice rifle
2. make sure its loaded and armed
3. put the butt of it to your knees
4. stick the barrel in your mouth
5. place your thumb (doesnt matter which one) on the trigger
6. push down on the trigger
congrats!!! you have just done humanity a HUGE favor!!!!!!
I feel exactly the same way about most modern art today. There is one piece from italy where the artist basically had his shit preserved in cans, and the price tag on it is pretty high. Erk..
I argued to some of my profs about how abstract art and some art today is abit of a joke because it requires no skill to make them. Almost anyone can call themselves an artist nowadays. Heck, even a blind folded monkey with a bucket of paint can produce art at this point.
But having been exposed to many visiting artist and doing research on them, I kinda figure that this new method is kinda cool, because if we didn't allow "change", art would stagnate. Imagine if no one came up with "impressionism" or "dada art", and when it first came out everyone really hated it! I'm just saying the way things are done now, odd and weird as it may seem, maybe okay, as it is giving the chance for the field of art to expand and grow. Also, I think that going this route should only be for people who have gained tremendous skill and experience in classical art. In this way, they have credentials to begin with when creating work that even children can easily make.
So basically, I'm just saying that some of the weird art they come up with lately, is okay, because the concept/idea and process in making them becomes just as important as the results now, and they sure make art very interesting to look at.