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Laughin-Annie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done. :)
montycrusto Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Looks really good in negative..  kind of ghostly.  Good job  :)
Chobek Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I drew this thinking I might reverse it .... I would have had to work a lot larger to get comparable detail working with light media on dark paper.

Even so I was a little squeamish about relying on a digital flip...... but ... I think with a little tweaking it turned out OK .... I might still prefer the original, but I have to admit this is more unique .... I think my little squiggle drawings are getting a little predictable. 
montycrusto Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Oh I see - good idea!  Always good to mix things up a little.  Looking at your work makes me want to diversify too  :)  I have similarly squeamish feelings about upping the contrast on my drawings, but it does make them look better, and unifies different blacks from different pens.
Chobek Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Although I am interested in what you might come up with when you say diversify... I see a ton of inventiveness in your work. I think your use of expressive composition, line weight and  distorted perspective make the narrative of your pieces come through even before a conscious thought can form about the specific details of the story. 
What I mean is... for example....There were a few pieces in your gallery that seem to have a fish eyed lens sort of feel.... for me it reminded me of  the peep hole in a door ... and I flashed to two specific sensations.... observation/being observed and a confined controlled space. It was very effective. 
... that sort of thing :) 
...makes me want to try harder on my environments.... :) 

I know I sound like a hypocrite now, but, I wouldn't worry about amping things up digitally especially for the sake of uniformity... If it is posted here it is going to be viewed through a digital mist anyway. I think it is appropriate to acknowledge that translation into a different  format and adjust accordingly. hmmmm.... maybe even necessary to recapture the energy of the original piece and communicate effectively. 
It is neat that work can have its' own phantom digital existence :) 

That said ...... I am oddly addicted to running my work through weird filters ..... (like the deep dream filters)…  Then I get mad when they look better than the original :) I have likened the experience to playing plinko ..... the filter has no brain so  it isn't aware of anything and just does its' thing uniformly.... When I run something through it I never know where my lines will land ......

 I am also disgusted with myself because it is a cheap thrill. :) 
montycrusto Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
You are very good at these jaw-droppingly lovely comments - thank you for paying such close attention to my drawings - closer than I've ever paid to them; to be honest I've very little idea what I'm doing, so if I've got it right, it's more by accident or instinct than anything.  I just get bored of doing the same sort of viewpoint all the time, that's why I like to suddenly look down from the ceiling or get in too close so that everything's fish-eyed.  So glad you like it, though.  The fish-eye distortion does sort of put the observer into the picture, I hadn't really thought of that.  I like the idea that the environment I'm drawing wraps itself around the observer as well as the subject...  I used to do lots of wide-angle drawings that of course had to include my own legs, and the sketchbook I was drawing in (featuring a mini version of the same drawing, naturally, with an even smaller sketchbook etc...).

I think you're right about pumping up the contrast in B/W drawings - it's a necessary "adaptation" to the digital environment, in many cases.  It makes my ballpoint lines look dryer, somehow, almost like black coloured pencil or something, but it gets rid of the regrettable purplish tone of the ink, when used intensely.  Thanks for the link to your blog,  I can see why trying out filters could be addictive, though I've seen people use such things as "rembrandt" or "monet" filters, not sure how I feel about that, an artist's whole visual style available to trowel on all over everything at the touch of a button...

I just had to look up "plinko" - lol - I feel so much wiser now.
PurrfectDragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's absolutely amazing! This must have taken ages and it looks so elegant, truly magical :D
Chobek Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
PurrfectDragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
this truly is stunningly beautiful :D
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