Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I need help.

Can anybody tell me why this image sucks? Seriously, I don't care who you are, even if you're just messin' around, reading the internet, and somehow you managed to stumble on to my humble corner of it, just tell me why it sucks. I've been staring at it for hours and I can't figure out why. I just know that it does. Hard.

So please, tell me why.


tixie said...

okay, well, i can give you my humble-non-artistic opinion.. but first of all - i never think anything you do sucks... ;-)

but... i don't get it... what it is about? is that the tortise & the hare? i don't like those flowers on the front bush either... but mostly... i just don't get it...

JLR said...

The turtle is hard to reconize as a turtle. It looks more like a zombie, or some alien creature. ;) I don't like the bush in front with the flowers, something about that is funky.

When I think of the tortise and
the hare I think of them on a road or some path. Why would they both be in the bushes?

Just an observation.

Randy Crider said...

I think its cropped weird, which yes makes the turtle hard to distinguish.

Think about where youre drawing the eye to with the composition.

Oh, and youre a hack.

(ps I love you)

Jeff said...
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Jeff said...

tix- I guess I should have given it some sort of context. This image alone is kind of dumb. Sorry 'bout that.

It's a take on the tortise and the hare and what would have taken place on the preceeding page was the turtle bragging about how fast he was (compared to the turtles he knows) and the hare overhears the turtle and starts ribbing him because even if you're a fast turtle, you're still no match for a hare. The pissed turtle will then challenge the hare to a race and get his shell handed to him.

jlr & randy - Thanks for pointing out the hard-to-recognize turtle. I knew it was a turtle (obviously, I drew it) but others may not. Maybe the weird crop is the thing that didn't sit well with me the most. That and the flowers. I thought I needed them, but I don't like them.

Thank you all for the feedback.