Monday, April 21, 2008

kiyaa taking a walk


i've abandoned the line art but i'm glad i still went with it. ahha!
i do have those shoes, socks, bag, dress, scarf. but the headphones, though, i left it at my ex work place a long time ago but i never get around picking it up. U_U although i loved it very muchly. lollipop may be a euphemism for just about anything. ;)

By the way, i went to the ''grandma's backyard'' at la scena yesterday, supposedly an art flea market. the site gave me the impression that they were selling vintage and second hand things for people who are looking for nice treasures among trash for a cheaper price. it wasn't quite like that.
it was a lovely place, but the impression that i got after taking a look around was that it was more of a show rather than a market. there were nice handmade works: clothes, bags, badges, shoes etc, but most of the prices, sorry to say, were not of art market material. i understand that they were viewed more as ''artworks'' than actual utility objects by the creators but for a mass selling like that i would suggest diverting their priorities from a ''solo exhibition''(which weren't quite anyway since it was a gathering of them) to business related to art that would actually be distributed and shared among the public who were interested to bring something nice home.

somehow i'm getting the impression that the artsy people in bucharest, (the ones i've been running into) are rather hardcore elistist, being in the domain because it's the trend. to me, there is a difference between talent, and talent coupled with a tinge of arrogance and elitism. just a small opinion of mine derived from various observations around.
i really hope it changes for the better in the future.

2 comments:

Emerson said...

nice colours and composition. love the mutes. one thing that's bugging me i guess is that i cant really tell whats going on in the face. like.. takde shape of the nose or anything. and the separation between the head and neck. just a little change can help it read better i guess. still very nice colours. i really wanted to see the coffee and cake in it though.. oh well.

kiyaa said...

you're right, i think i could've made the form for the face a bit more solid. but i somehow like the empty flat face. it's a bit funny how i loved drawing eyes and face attributes so much at one point but nowadays when i draw characters i feel they look and feel better without it. maybe all their eyes/nose/mouth are in the older drawings i did.maybe it's a phase. lol. coffee and cake? hmm i'll think about it if i happen to do relevant sketches with it. =D thanks though! thanks for the contructive comment, i'll take more care ^_^