Hi everyone !
Here's an overview of all 10 of my experiments! Let me just say I had a BLAST making all these, since creating characters in not something I usually do, and I really loved experimenting with all the different mediums.
Here are a few of the things I learned while playing this game:
Here are the pieces that I would consider 'finished' (though they are still studies/experiments!):
The first, the 6th (with the background and bold red watercolor), and the last (which is my favorite of the whole set).
For the first drawing, the word I'd use to describe it is 'soft'.
The word I'd use to describe this one is 'melancholic'.
In particular for the last one, I really love how the experiments in shape/form during the REST of the exercise really integrated into my pencil drawing here, to create interesting contrasts between the fuller 'shapes' and the delicate line work. The use of negative space also balances all the visual interest happening in the more active areas, so that's a super fun discovery as well. The words I'd use to describe this one would be 'introspective.
Here are some pieces I'd like to see 'continued': I really liked the shapes of these two pieces, and think it would be super fun to add to them/keep transforming them.
For this one the word that comes to mind is 'elemental'.
For this one, the word I'd use to describe it is 'cave-like'. I'm not sure why, perhaps it's the glowing eyes! :p
This last one is one that I also would like to see continued but also kind of like 'as is' — so one way to go about this dilemma would be to create a second piece that 'copies' the first and to transform THAT one. In that way I'm both keeping the piece I like (because of it's minimalism/strangeness), but also exploring how I can transform it into something entirely different. The word I'd use to describer this one is 'evolving'.
Here are the words I'd use to describe the other drawings I made: #2-smoky, #3-anxious, #4-cramped, #6-shifting.
These are some the things I discovered and learned as I played this game and I look forward to seeing all your explorations and what your takeaways are too!
Thanks so much for sharing your projects, and also let me know if you agree/disagree with any of my choices! Perhaps there's a piece I didn't mention that you think looks 'finished', or on the other hand, one that I think is 'finished' that you'd like to see 'continued'! I LOVE hearing different perspectives on the same work— the project section is such a rich opportunity to explore all our differing perspectives and see what there is to learn from them!
All the best to you,