Tuesday, January 22, 2008
2 things challenge- Empty/full
This is a sketch from my work book, not a completed artwork!
If you don't mind me asking you a few questions please read on...
How you perceive this illustration would normally be influenced by the context you saw it in, the sort of magazine, newspapers etc...and whether or not your a glass half empty or a glass half full sort of person.
I decided this was a perfect image for this weeks 2 things challenge theme, not because of what it is -but because of how differently it could be percieved by each person.
This sketch has been done as part of a series of experimental sketches all illustrating the same metaphor for my assignment (currently the holidays I'm just making up for hours that I will inevitably loose during the term! lol 30 hour weeks are hard to find sometimes..)
My guidelines were clear...using the image of a hand illustrate a metaphor, using only black and white and must be 2d, no text allowed to accompany image.
The tutor said (something to the effect of..) you can draw a great picture but if no-one gets it then it's a bad illustration..
So what I want to know is...without the aid of any other influencial information how do you percieve my illustration? What is my message? What is my metaphorical hand portraying?
Oh and don't worry about my feelings...there isn't a wrong answer. It's your perception that I am interested in because it helps me to see if I have a successful illustration to work with and turn into a masterpiece:)