Hooked by ArmedDillo (critique requested)

Hooked (critique requested)


25 July 2018 at 17:58:36 MDT

Just a thing I did in a handful of days, I had an idea and I went with it.

Not sure what to say about it. I wanted to draw something kinda surreal and try to make a pleasing composition for once, and I'm pretty happy with the results.
I'm open to hearing both what you like about it, and what I could improve.

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Visual / Digital


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    I could maybe see a sort of symbolic, metaphorical meaning behind this. I really like it on that level. Makes you think, you know? And you did a great job bringing that aspect of it out.

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      Thanks, that was what I was going for! Although, at this point, I'm not sure whether I should explain the meaning behind it, or let people make their own conclusions. xux"

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        Well, I know what it means to me and have my own conclusion, but I'm also very curious what the intended meaning was, and if I'm close. So... both?

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          I had intended it as a complaint of sorts, about other things taking my focus away from art. Some others I showed it to, took a more positive message away from it, which surprised me.

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            Aha! Very interesting. Yeah, that wasn't my take at all. I see it more as a positive and even quasi-spiritual thing about pulling the art out of the confines of the canvas (or whatever that "box" is a metaphor for) and into reality, like you're taking the characters and people in your head and bringing them to life through your creative efforts.

            Granted, I'm kind of biased.