lopsided art




I am not sure why this happens, but I draw lopsided. When I flip my tracing paper over, one eye is often higher than the other, and what I thought were circles, become distorted ellipses. I am attaching the before and after of a piece that I just finished to illustrate my point. I like little imperfections, but lopsided faces, not so much!

12 comments:

June said...

I often notice such things if I flip an image in Photoshop, or view in an image in mirror view. I discovered I was drawing at a slant due to astigmatism, so what looked correct to me as i drew it was actually 'off'skew a little. A good new pair of glasses sorted that out.
But, real faces are seldom symetrical, so don't worry too much.
Lovely face illustration, in both versions :o)

P Girouard said...

Liza, is this your snowflake for Bernadette? I like it!

Liza Woodruff said...

Thanks Patrick and June. Yes, this is my snowflake for PS. What did you do?

Maureen said...

Lopsided or not I love your little snowgirl she looks like she's having the best day.
Maureen. www.thepizzagang.com

sharon holm said...

cute! I never notice I'm lopsided till its printed! Been looking at them more upside down now. My snowflake is in!!!
sharon

Susan Miller said...

This is very cute, and I love the colors, very nice piece.

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translucentblue said...

Hi Liza! I think what you're going through is very common among all of us (happened to me lots of time!). Nonetheless, I think your work still looks fantastic (^_^)

John Nez said...

I had to study both images to figure out the difference. I think that just shows that it's usually only the artist who is self-conscious about how images turn out.

I'd have thought the different sides of the face were the most apparent difference. It never occurred to me that the eyes and snowflakes made any difference!

Go figure!

I'd say the main thing (98%) is that it's a great image... and the 2% is something that only the artist worries about.


:0)

jn

Amy Huntington said...

I studied both faces and I still can't see the difference. Love it though Liza!

christine tripp said...

Liza, I can barely notice it. My illustration, on the other hand, was so lopsided, pre cataract operation, that I was forced to use graph paper to finish off my first "Penelope" book. Using one eye, yep that will through off your perspective:)
The art is beautiful (and hardly lopsided:)

Liza Woodruff said...

Thanks everyone. I just moved the eye up and changed the snowflake to be at a diagonal and breaking the line at the edge of the hat. Maybe I was just looking at it too long, but I couldn't stand that they eyes were so off.