Monday, May 4, 2009
Illustration Friday: Hierarchy
*************** The child thinks that in her family, her dog is just as important as she is--he's FAMILY. She doesn't know, though, that to her parents she is infinitely more precious. The dog is just a dog, but she is their child.
On the other hand, all dogs, no matter how beloved, are the lowest of the family members, and to be a good family dog, he must think of even the smallest child as being above him.
As far as the picture goes, this one has been a disappointment. I stopped working on it in total disgust. I really liked the initial drawing, but I'm having massive rendering failure. I had models for their faces, but I drew both the dog's and her body in different positions, and have no idea where the lights and darks are, and was too lazy to set up any kind of lights and try to figure it out. It's time to move on to the next thing. This one goes in the 25% of "don't like" pictures, except that I like a few things about it, so maybe that makes it part of the 50% of "sort-of okay" pictures.