Monday, September 8, 2008

Noah's Umbrella

Before receiving further instruction, Noah proceeded to prepare for the flood. His wife had always wanted a pink, polka-dotted umbrella anyway.

I like the idea (my husbands) and I like Noah, but I don't necessarily like how this all turned out. What are your thoughts? How would you have done it (perspective, colors, etc -- I chose to make the umbrella pink since I had one when I was in kindergarten and LOVED it; I don't think it really worked here)? Also, my husband tends to be a lot like Mr. Knightly (Emma), always saying things like, "You've drawn her too tall." When do you feel like you're done with an illo? Do you feel like a failure when you could have done better but choose to put it aside anyway?

7 comments:

krisztina maros said...

hi Angelic, i absolutely feel with you: create something (anything) makes you undecided because always there is a better way.... BUT relax! :) it works here. this umbrella is a great choice with its pink colour and polka-dots. i very like these. maybe i would choice a viewed from absolutely above, but it's so personal and subjective opinion. too tall ladder makes me feel that this umbrella isn't an ordinary one: it's a BIG one for Noah, it's fine, i think! (for the rest: if i feel that i made a mess of my painting, i repaint it in different way but sometimes it isn't help me...)

Linda T. Snider Ward said...

love the perspective & the whole concept itself--I think a book dummy should be put together all about Noah's pink umbrella! OR, you could do a funny picture book about things to do with a pink umbrella! love it...

Lisa M Griffin said...

I love the perspective on this piece, makes the composition really interesting AND love the "girly" umbrella as well. Fun illustration, thanks for sharing.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

The perspective is wonderful! I think the whole idea is great to start with. I love seeing Noah standing above with needle and thread. It's a great piece and you can truly build on this. Just relax and enjoy the process because it is a process. It's just paint and paper. Your talented as well and if it is not turning out like you want just walk away for while and come back and look again.

Mônica said...

First, I have to say I really like how your illustration came out. I love the perspective, which is rather original and really interesting.

But I do know how you feel. A lot of times I'm not satisfied with the end result and can feel a bit unhappy and discouraged about my work. One thing that helps is to put it aside and look at it again the next day. I find that sometimes I am able to see it with different eyes and actually like it a bit more. I do try to redo some works, but I have to be careful not to tighten up and start worrying too much about getting it "right." I think it's okay to put aside certain works and return to them later or to try something different altogether. As long as I feel I'm doing some thing creative, I feel I'm giving myself a chance to grow and become a better artist (hopefully!)

Laura said...

Great perspective and love the concept, your colors & shading are wonderful! I agree too that you should 'fly with no fear' and see where you can go with this :>

Heather said...

I like the pink umbrella and Noah is fabulous. As for putting something aside--I think if you learn from it then the process was not wasted even if the "product" is less than what you want. I think the perspective is part of what is bugging you here. It is a great point of view, but the perpective lines on the ladder and the handle of the umbrella are not in the same plane. If you wanted to fix it I would get another larger peice of paper to put behind the illustration and draw a vanishing point on it where the two sides of the ladder meet. Then draw a line for the handle of the umbrella down to the same point. Even though the point can't be seen in image--it will help anchor the two together. I also love the way the animals are clinging to the umbrella.