Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Missing Nose.

Oops, missed yesterdays' post.

In order to make up for it, here's a goofy little behind-the-scene story:

Feeling rather abstract and artsy, i left off the Eleanor detective's nose in the B&W art.



When Ronda colored it ( below), i noticed she lightly "suggested" the nose shape in color, which makes sense. 



But for some reason, i didn't like it, so I asked Ronda to lighten the face over-all, and leave his nose blank.



Then, when i looked the uncolored nose, i showed to to my wife, who said:

"Looks great, but where is his nose?"



So, i boldly went back to Ronda, asking her to re-color the nose again (probably driving her crazy), but asked her to make it even *more* detailed this time around, which she graciously did, to my great relief.  

There's no right or wrong here, I still like the missing nose in the b&w original, but it's funny what  sometimes works in b&w, can look weirdly unfinished in color.  Below is the finished page.

Which do you like better? 




7 comments:

Daniel Sardella said...

I like the no nose.

David said...

I think you made the right call, looks fine in black and white but weird in color, and the final version is the best color one.

Anonymous said...

No nose adds to the surprise look of
the bird eating the paper.
The nose however, does look
more normal, finished.
Really, you can do no wrong—
Your art is great, it's you.

Anonymous said...

Ronda needs a raise.

Fernando Valencia said...

Nice try anonymous (Rhonda) lol

jlosacco said...

I liked it better with no nose, more character to the drawing.

juvinwo said...

The nose in the FINAL piece looks best. But I see your point about the black and white.