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Heart of Darkness by KelseyBeckett Heart of Darkness by KelseyBeckett
A piece that I did for my tradigital class. Cover for "Heart of Darkness." by Joseph Conrad.
Great book...very creepy. Apocalypse now was even worse @_@

Haven't turned this in lemme hear some crit.

AND just realized I need to fix the shoulder x3

Heart of Darkness (c) Joseph Conrad
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Odyism Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional
Call me crazy butttt, when I look at this the first thing I thought of was
1. William Blake
specific example: [link]
2. Edward Burne-Jones
specific example: [link]
maybe it's the colors? :lol:

Anyway for a critiqueeeee I would say I love SO many of the things going on in this image, but a couple of thangs bring it down
- the title/typography. It's hitting alot of tangents, so I would either make it smaller or have it blatantly overlap part of the image. (I like the typography....but my teachers and graphic design friends shiver at my taste in type sometimes...BUT WHAT EVEN IS GOOD GRAPHIC DESIGN?!!? ;____;)

- I wish the staff was on a slight diagonal
It's no big deal, it just a noticeable vertical, and there aren't many other verticals. But it echoes the bg color nicely and helps get us to the author and the title

-The way the colors are working together
I feel like parts of it are working, but it difficult to get to the character in the foreground. I'd say the areas of orange pops are really nice but they're a bit too small in scale to help get the viewers eyes from the back and to the front. I'd say it's because the hair, face, and body are all pretty muted colors. Maybe if one aspects had more saturation/hue to it. Maybe if her hair had a thin layer or wash of that orange? or if her body was a bit warmer?

haha sorry if i went on too long
I just see the word crit and I can't stopp X_X
madampeach Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
very well suited to the book! She's one of the characters that stands out!
Double-oh-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
ohgod that book was fantastic. This is fantastic. <3
diskoshine Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student
great composition and color scheme!~
Jawsum Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this, it's so WILD! *v* The colors are also very cool. As for crit, you already mentioned the shoulder, but I believe her body is too small compared to the head, even taking the angle in mind. I would also change the font of the title of the book as to me it's a little too 'noisy'. Keep it up and good luck : D
lesliesketch Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Dude, the cow. D:
Ashira-Rain Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
:heart: I love the design so lovely!
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October 12, 2010
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