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Tylangela the Great by TOMMYtheSQUID Tylangela the Great by TOMMYtheSQUID
Fer Tyler and Angela, my bestest buddies, I love their poop.
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kuuramantoonis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the colors used here, but think that the greenish-yellow color should either be lighter or darker to stand off from the golden yellow color.
Your palette is pleasing, but some parts need to pop a bit more in order to bring the piece into focus. small touches, like brighten the pinks, or something.
very subtly.
the bottom of the piece is worrisome. for compositional purposes, try to leave enough black space at the bottom for your eye to rest and not be focused on it, or
cut off the figure at the hip. either more, or less. it seems like you weren't sure where to put him, and making a more extreme judgment in this case would help that.

the sweeping lines behind the rest of the grotesque forms seem haphazard and muddy. I like the dash of red, it coincides with the red on the figure and splotches of red you have elsewhere,
but it needs to be either less deliberate or more deliberate. again, its like you couldn't decide and you just went for it. which is great! but it helps to make a stronger piece when you play with extremes,
contrasts, different perspectives, color, all that.

all in all I think its one of your strongest pieces. I don't think it needs much of a push, but maybe just a few little baby touches. or, the next one you do, try to implement what I've talked about.
I don't want you to change your vision, just try and be more concrete and either more daring or more subtle (or a combo of both) with what you do (lines, strokes, shapes, colors, etc).

does this make sense? I'm so tired man.
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TOMMYtheSQUID Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Nah, disagree. :)

I do agree about the lower half, I was planning on adding a whole black border but it quit looking right half way through so I gave up and pursued other aspects... also, the characters feets sucks dicks. They were a tack on. HOWEVER!!! Disagree. ...about the smeared background... I was painting pictures and drinking with my two best buddies one night. My friend Tyler originally was painting on this background, and then Angela drunkenly smeared the fuck out of his painting and he politely said... Oh... ok... and then they both akwardly abandoned the painting... so I took it over. So the background is totally necessary.

This was helpful though. I just think I'd be too stubborn for that world you was in. Thanks though.
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kuuramantoonis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
the bg smear is necessary because of something completely unrelated to the content and execution of the piece (?)
doesn't seem to make that much sense to me.
your personal feelings are one thing.
the pursuit of better artwork is another.

take what I said. process it. see if it applies to this piece or other pieces.
and make better art.

why did you ask for a crit if you were going to disagree with it anyways? lol
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TOMMYtheSQUID Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Hope I didn't come off as crass. I was actually thankful of what you did say. and I did in fact agree with elements. However, I did disagree too. An important element of the painting was ignored in pursuit of execution. The focal piece actually was the smear... a major portion of the content. There was, however no way for you to know it's importance unless I clarify, so I did.

And yeah, I sure did process it, and it will definitely be in my mind while working on future works, I do appreciate it. Like I said, I do agree with some, but I do disagree with other elements. Some of your advice applied, some didn't. I'll heed the good advice, and disregard the bad advice. That's that. Sorry again if I seemed sassy about it.
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TOMMYtheSQUID Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Oh, just to expand on why I chose the smear to be the focal point. It has more emotional and personal merit than any brushstroke I could have added. I know from a glance (without knowing the background story or the intent of the piece) it's just a haphazard and muddy smear... but that's the point. It was a very uncomfortable and rude happening but it was exucted in a very playful and flirtatious manner. The act of smearing someone's work was both destructive (to the work, and to the relationship) but in of itself created a very interesting happening that may have expanded the relationship further betwixt the two main characters in this piece. In addition to that, the whole piece has elements of friendship, sexuality, partnership and other elements as all 3 of us who participated in this painting have shared friendship and lovers together. That was expanded upon with the strange creature that formed (the giant head) and the acidic stimpy (stimpy being a character we all have a fondness for). This reality behind the piece is completely lost to the average viewer unless they request the background or process of the piece. This is how I like to paint. I like to work while either living life or contemplating it. Execution and form are secondary to it. Hopefully someone will strike up a conversation about the piece and dialogues will ensue. I don't care much for art and music critique to be honest, I was playing devil's advocate I suppose and I apologize for being sassy. I think constructive criticism on technique is important, but yeah.... I think creative endeavors are far too personal and convoluted to justify the need for criticism. I'm not a big fan of art or music criticism or, critics... Not to say anything bad of you because I took you up on your offer to critique a piece and I thank you for it... but I dunno, just don't see a point. It's all subjective.
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kuuramantoonis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
So, basically, you are telling me that although no one else can understand your work, that you don't really care and want to just keep making what you want and don't see the point of crits though you asked me to waste my time giving you one?

You have not processed my crit at all. No one gets the smear--the piece fails as a concept. Its strong visually, but if your key concern is the smear, and no one understands, you fail.

I don't need to justify criticism. Without it, artists don't get better, and just sit around visually masturbating until they get bored/find a new hobby/fade into mediocrity.

Making the meaningful part of your art--the whole darn point of the entire piece--the most important thing in the work is not subjective. Art Criticism is not subjective. I did not crit you based on my own tastes. I critiqued you based on visual elements, conceptual, and how to execute both.

I'm sorry if this is offensive to you, but I spent the time to crit you and try to help you work out some things, and you basically just told me SFASGSTEFSFE BUT I LIKE IT THIS WAY BECAUSE OF MY EMOTIONS KIRA SHUT UP.

see why I'm pissy?
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TOMMYtheSQUID Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Actually I see no clear reason why you are pissy. Sorry. You did a crit, I agreed with some of it, and I disagreed with other portions of it. No one here is right or wrong. Now, three things to mention. I have in fact processed your critique, and have already acknowledged that I'll benefit from it. Again, thank you. Simply because I don't agree with all of it doesn't mean I've glazed over it all. Two: I haven't been pissy, angry, upset about this the whole time... maybe something is being lost in the text, but this was a discussion, not a debate. 3. The fact that you did a wide sweeping, innacurate, one-sided summary of what you think I said makes me think that this conversation is going nowhere. Again, thanks for taking the time to do a critique. You offered to do a critique, and I took you up on that offer, and you took the time. It is appreciated, it is received with intent to learn and grow. I'm sorry if this conversation added any stress to your life, but seriously... lets end this here and now. It's pretty obvious we are on two different plains of thought within the seemingly never ending plains of thought within the realm of creativity. It's all OK. Keep making yer rad artwork and I'll keep making mine. Have a good day.
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kuuramantoonis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
And I am SO NOT TRYING TO BE A JERK. But I see that I'm failing at that :{

The comment I posted after you posted this had my honest feelings, and were definitely snarky, but its better to be honest than to lie.
I feel like I am being derailed from a point that has not been addressed at all, just disagreed upon without any reason as to why. Does this make sense to you?
I'm sorry we couldn't continue this conversation! I really love your artwork and want to help you in any way I can.
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kuuramantoonis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You basically are just derailing me because you don't want to admit that the smear isn't visually important when it should be, you know that, don't you?
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CheeseVision Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Excellent work! This is so edgy and colorful.
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TOMMYtheSQUID Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
I am having a hell of a time recreating the mood and tone of this piece!!! It's one of my pride and joys!! SO THANKS!
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FeralMuse Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha... very well-done...
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nightmarestrashcan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
this really makes me want to start painting more, its great
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TOMMYtheSQUID Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
AWESOME! You SHOULD!!! Best thing to hear about art as an artist, that it inspires other folks to make shit. I like yer work a bunch! PAINT PAINT PAINT!
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nightmarestrashcan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks, i've been going threw a dry spell with art for a few moths but im getting back there, and looking at your art and others on here is helping.
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TOMMYtheSQUID Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Awesome! Good to hear. Those dry spells can suck shit! But yeah, they happen, it's hard to force them too without inspiration. Looking forward to more from ya!
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nightmarestrashcan Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
yeah, ive been slowly getting back into it, once i do, i'll remain steady
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jaredafrica Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is so awesome! Especially the bottom right, it looks like Stimpy if he was playing the guy who gets burned with acid in Robocop.
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TOMMYtheSQUID Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! nice reference (to my childhood) my friend!!! I must tell (you) that this is a reference to my two best friends.

1. Tyler and Angela, very great people, and two of my closest friends, artistic influences, and sexually charged attractions. Wonderful folks. This piece was started by Tyler, ruined by Angela (in a good way) and finished by me.

And yes, we all share a great bond with Stimpy, so he was incorporate4d... thanks yo for noticing.
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thishollowhill Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010   Photographer
Man, what medium are you working with for these? Amazing, dude.
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TOMMYtheSQUID Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Acrylics and inks on top of smeared acrylics.
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