Re: Treas.Isl./Finn/Hyde - Mashed Potato Mash-Up
I really like your art here, but there is a problem. There is a real disconnect between the coloring of the mashed potatoes and the rest of the piece. You've got some great textures and depth going on with the way you've inked the potatoes.
The use of colored lines is both what makes it great, but it's also kind of killing the piece. Well, it's not so much the colored lines, so much as it's the black lines you used for everything else. It's like you've taken a realistic drawing and threw a cartoon on top of it.
I'm trying to figure out how you can make it work. I think the first thing I'd do is lose the white color of the plate and the spoon. They could be the same color as the potatoes,with a different colored outline. Lose the outline on the peas, the gravy and the toothpick. You might need to adjust the color of the peas a little, then find a yellowish color that will work as a highlight color for the gravy, the peas and that toothpick (is that a toothpick?], Find an outline color for the spoon an plate.
So you'd have the following
mashed potato,plate,spoon local color
mashed potato shading color
Peas local color
gravy,toothpick local color
peas,gravy,toothpick highlight color
spoon,plate outline color
It'll take some work to get everything just right, but I think that the right coloring can make this a great piece.