Thursday, 16 December 2010

Dilemma


Not sure where to go with this image; been working on it for so long I've forgotten where I was planning on going with it. It's meant to be a head swimming through water, leaving a trail of blood as it moves. Grim, I know.

7 comments:

Chiu said...

series series series! think about the relationship within the series, not necessarily to obviously connected! Leaving as this image does room for your own imagination

TENPOINTONE said...

Yeah, I'm definitely making this as a series, but what about the image itself? Does it work in just black and white?

Chiu said...

yes! But there are slight issues with contrast in some areas if I'm picky, but could you get away with it? The good thing is I think you have doubts yourself, and I don't think colour is the solution - I have a couple of books that you may want to look at, ask me when you see me!

TENPOINTONE said...

Yeah, the thinner lines on the face make it look quite lighter on the face, in the thumnail and the darker areas are grainy. That'd the scanned picture though, only edited the levels. I'll come find you on Friday

Chiu said...

The more I look at it, the more I like it - if the other images are as good then I think it could be interesting - try to think of all the images as a whole book though - if you get to absorbed with the images as single images, then how they flow, complement or contrast to each other could be overlooked!

TENPOINTONE said...

Thanks, I need to work out what kind of book I'll be making then to work out how the picture will sit together. Don't want to scale this down too much but it cant be too big cause I might not have time to finish a whole book of pictures as big as that one, before Jan. What do you think to have it being accompanied by text? Text one page and the opposite page a picture..? I think if there are 2 pages next to each other with such busy drawings, it'd look TOO busy.

TENPOINTONE said...

PS. messed about with it on photoshop to see what it'd look like coloured. I'll upload it, see what you think.