Monday, November 10, 2008


This is my newest piece. It is not finished. I am working on a charcoal drawing of the Norse goddess Hel. She is Loki's daughter and the goddess of the dead. She takes all who die of sickness and old age. She is supposed to be beautiful from the waist up and rotting from the waist down. I am wondering what needs to be changed on her.

1 comment:

Kalyn said...

I feel that your drawing is really going in the right direction. I will try to give you some feedback that we didn't already discuss in class.

I was looking at the ground texture compared to the sky....or the surrounding cave above the figure, I want there to be more of a clear distinction between the two. I feel that the textures and tones are too similar. I think that defining what the ground is and what the background is will help out the drawing a lot. You had mentioned that all of the figures are in a cave, I think that you should construct this element in your drawing. As of right now the location is unclear.

Would you consider the use of hard charcoal as well? Not just the vine? I think the contrast of the dark, rich black might give your drawing a little more depth and space. Making the front elements and lines and little darker and more defined.

These are all just suggestions/thoughts, and by all means do with them what you wish! After all it it your drawing! Best of luck.