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Shout ON by furryomnivore Shout ON by furryomnivore
Shout ON!

Originally for a glossy for Last Comic Standing (I'll submit the glossy after its printed), I kinda retrofitted it to this abstract piece.
Photoshop CS2 5 hours.

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I see that reference material was used in the creation of this image, and there's no shame in that. Still, I think the end result of the "referencing" isn't as vibrant or captivating as it had the potential to be.

The mouth itself is lacking enough variation in shadows and highlights to feel tangible. It really feels quite cartoony. To some degree I could see where this would be desirable, but you're walking a line between cartoony and realism and the viewer is going to simply see the indecisiveness as a lack of skill (and I don't think skill is a problem with you). The light bulb also does not seem to be able to decide which way it wants to lean: cartoony or real.

The composition of this piece is also a bit confusing. I feel like there is a lot of emphasis in the top-right corner (the mouth) considering it's the largest object and it has the benefit of radiating lines coming out of it. As a result, the lightbulb gets an unfair shake. It's being treated like it's totally unimportant, but in actuality it's very important. Both the objects should be in closer proximity to one-another so as to not throw off the visual balance being created by the radiating lines.

Lastly, I have to ask: Is the mouth looking to eat the lightbulb?
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eanbowman Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Nice! Are those lips in search of the Holy Grail?
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phonet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
lovely, this represents a lot.
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MasterAngel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
:rage:
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