Friday, April 24, 2009

Dahlia 3

This is where Dahlia has become. The first was a continuation to the previous one, until I got carried away and overloaded the entire thing. The second is my attempt to remedy the situation. Now, I don't know what to think, so I'm asking you guys. Which/what do you think I should do?

13 comments:

Sara said...

These are both really beautiful. I liked the last version, but the composition of this is just beautiful, with the flowing flowers and her face peeking out from behind them.

I actually feel like the flowers should be all black and white, though, with MAYBE a hint of color, or a single blossom colored. Right now in the colored version, I feel like the flowers are overpowering her face, but the unfinished b&w version next to it is just breathtaking. I actually think having black and white flowers puts a unique spin on it, too, since flowers are usually colored.

Dona said...

I like the black and white version a lot more. It focuses on her face and there's a lot of room to go crazy and ornamental with the petal headdress/hair :)

Francesca said...

Both are really beautiful, but I prefer the second one too. =) I don't have any suggestion, but I just feel it lighter and more "fresh"...

I always love to look at your beautiful works even if I don't comment so often.. but they leave me speechless =)

nideep said...

Keep the second one!...its really beautiful!!.... the purple lips on the shades of grey is really awesome!...i love it!

Greta said...

Nice!
I like the second one better but i feel the lips are a bit heavy and dark for the rest of the piece

Jessie said...

The black in the first one is much more interesting than the white but the second one isn't as overloaded. I think the first one could work if you toned down the saturation of the flowers a little bit. They are both beautiful though I like the mix of lines and simple shapes with the painted face.

The Malama said...

I'm definitely leaning more toward the second one. The black is a little overpowering with all the color.

And as opinions differ, I really like the pop of color in her lips in the second one. *shrug*

She's a beauty though!

Bao Pham said...

Awesome, thanks so much for the feedback. I was leaning toward the second one as well, so I'm glad you guys seem to gravitate towards it.

Greta, I was thinking the same thing with the lips. I will have to take out some of the black to lighten it up a bit.

I might right again to capture the energy of the initial sketch, but for right now I think I will go on with the second version and see how that turns out.

Thanks again you guys! Lots of good comments:D

RedRobotMonkey said...

yep, def the one on the right. the red lips are really powerful and the lack of too many colours brings a subtle hint of amazing to it.

Luky said...
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Luky said...

this is stunning! beautiful job!

Dari said...

The black and white looks more lighter, fluid and pretty :3

BRIGITTE FROM AUSTRALIA said...

oh my goshhh this is beaudiful !!
well...i'm not an artist like all of you here (i can't even draw/sketch :( but i think i'll go for the 2nd one...just bcos with those B&W flowers... it doesn't take away your look from the eye of the girl. looove it :)