That is really lovely. The birds and the folds are delicate and fascinating - I though her head was too small, but on matching it too her hands (which are beautiful and expressive, hands are wonderful when drawn well) and proportions I realised that it was the size of the kimono 'collar'/shoulder folds... The entirety of cloth and figure flows very well, and gracefully and I can see how she is standing despite all the folds; and as someone says, the handwriting frames and flows beautifully with the figure. Obviously there are a few untidy lines and pencil marks, also I think the mouth may be slightly offcentre (too far towards the viewer) but that may just be the angle of her face... But I can easily see this as a quiet pencil or ink work, or a very beautiful coloured work... and, although I don't know what the original colours were, this would suit either a very bold and beautiful scheme or some of your gentler complementary ones... it is simpler than your usual finished works (although I know that may be because it is unfinished) and I think it suits your style very well (as what you draw is so very detailed, the empty areas complement it well... actually, I think that's the only thing I would ever change about your art (if I ever could bear to ), but even then I'm not sure I would as all the details make them more interesting.
I think you said that...? feels familiar but I didn't really click ^_^ It does feel slightly different from your others, but I attributed it to the subject matter - gah the cat just knocked over a huge stack of papers while after imaginary food - and the paper isn't moleskine-looking...
that's brilliant. Will you be resubmitting any of the others?
Undamaged (the food was a lie ) ... I know some are important, but not which. I HAVE to sort it all out soon ... mainly stacks of assignments and lecture notes and bank statements and unknown things...
Hooray ^_^ I still have some of yours sitting in my watch list - just to warn you that I may not get around to all of them soon, but I WILL look eventually (they, and many others, are waiting on time to give them all the consideration they deserve... which in your case is a fair bit, ergo I get through yours a little more slowly)
A song I can very well comprehend! Thank you for giving them time (makes me even more nervous thn usual sometimes ).
I have piles of books and piles of papers just like those, except no assignments. But certainly bank statements (I can't account for all of them, it seems ), remitance advice slips, scraps of sketches, piles of unopened letters (not interesting handwritten ones)...
I believe this may be the longest comment on a scrap yet. Thank you, Flynn.
I never thought that of her mouth, though I see how that may be to do with the weight of the lines. The upper lip on the right is a little too faint . It may help lend to her coyness of appearance, perhaps.
As a study/sketch, I don't think any untidiness matters much. Nor, in fact, do I think it does even in a more finished work. It's all part of the character of each piece and of the artist.
What would be the thing you would change about my work? You didn't actually mention it.
It just got me thinking ^_^ Well, as an incredibly untidy artist mysef I partly agree - it does depend on the picture.
Oh, I rambled around it did I? That I would like to see some like this - very simple in composition around a detailed figure - most of your gallery works are beautiful and fascinating and quite complex and going back to look at them I see that I'm remembering some of them as busier than they are, therefore invalidating my comment to a degree >.> I meant that I think the mostly empty/subdued space around a single detailed focus works extremely well, because you include so much detail in the subject (but I've noticed that you do do this eg in Good Morning, partly b, I just thought most of them were in scraps for some reason) (Also, this may be a personal preference rather than valid commentary. Not something I'd want you to cahnge, more something I would like to see... oh help. The cat found me. Wish me luck)
I am a little late, but I hope you had some luck with the cat...
Oh, I love great, gaping spaces within a composition. Lizbeth Zwerger (one of my favourite ever contemporary illustrators) employs these so beautifully. Some of my pieces are busier than others, but yes, as you noticed, several are just as you describe. There are others too which I've not uploaded here (which may be rectified soon).