Monday, January 05, 2009

'DEATH' is the road to awe...

[Oliver]

Hello everyone! Happy New Year's! Hope everyone's holidays and New Year's celebrations went well. Feels good to be back in the studio working after the long vacation.

Anyhoo, I kept myself busy doing pieces including this 'Death' remix that I did. As I've said in a previous post, she is one of my fave characters and to work on a Death title would be a dream project. I just reimagined her design and 'stippled' in the background, which is an art technique of doing everything in dots...which is very time consuming and takes alot of patience but is very rewarding in the end.

Hope you like ;)

12 comments:

Cray said...

Nice remix. I'm very familiar with with the 'stipled' technique having tried it in high school art class. I did a self-portrait on a 12" x 18" posterboard. It took me a whole semester and I never finished the background.

These days the 'stipled' technique can be done so much quicker via Photoshop, and with greater precision too.

Couple things I'd like to point out on your piece here. First the redesign is excellent in terms of making the character plausible, unfortunately it doesn't separate her from all the other Goths and wannabes. But again that's not such a bad thing as far as story goes as she's now appears relatable to a wider audience.

The art itself has various techniques and mesh fairly well with each other except I think the crosshatching on the skull looks like you not quite sure what you wanted it to achieve. You don't really notice she's sitting on skull unless you focus. I think longer crosshatching lines would've helped itentify it more.

2 minor quips, the knees are too angular and sharp, and the boot sole is too exposed for the angle which she's sitting.

Hope you don't mind the critique.

dogboy443 said...

I think it's a beautiful piece. My question is, what type of pen/nib did you use to achieve the stippling?

Cheers

Gelatomettista said...

to Cray,
thnx for the comments and critique. I do appreciate constructive criticism and do take other's opinions into mind and try to look at my work through their eyes. As for the 'Death' piece, I am completely happy with the final image and stand by my artistic choices:) People will always like or dislike my choices,techniques, and execution but in the end I believe one should always be confident in themselves and never stop trying new things, which I did with this 'Death' piece. Please don't take this the wrong way, I know I'm nowhere near perfect and have alot of growing ahead of me:)
to Dogboy,
thnx for the nice words. I used a Radiograph .30 tip pen for all the dots.....

meek? said...

Stippling!! Straight takes me back to high school! lol

2 big thumbs up for bringin' it back! 2 big toes up for the, effort, patience, and successful execution!

Peace...

Gelatomettista said...

Thnx Meek!

JoeyV said...

Very nice. One of the best pieces I have seen from you. Beautiful and strong work.

Gelatomettista said...

thnx so much, JoeyV! i really appreciate the compliment

tkincher said...

I'm a huge Bachalo fan, and would be skeptical of the idea of reimagining such a great creation if the result weren't so awesome. The face alone is amazing, the gaudy foreground a great offset to the ghoulish background and she kinda reminds me of someone I know...

Also, I love to see the pieces in progress like this. I'm all for you nabbing this dream project!

Gelatomettista said...

Thankyou, tkincher;)

Alexandre Togeiro said...

Fantastic work Oliver! I just had to post my first comment here after that one :) (I've been following this blog for a while now). I really dig your style, and the cross hatching, the jewelry, the pose and of course the dots on this one make it really special! The fact that its all 'hand' (no Photoshop dots!) make it even more appealing, at least to me. Go old school go! :P

Gelatomettista said...

thnx for taking the time to post Alexandre and thnx so much for the nice words!

Snow' said...

Oliver, your style is amazing. Great job, man. ;)