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Bee Surreal by MadGardens Bee Surreal by MadGardens
Mad Gardens Sketchbook - Bee Surreal
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I really, really love this drawing! this displays a very original abstraction style and definitely portrays the insects deadliness and hard shelled exterior. The drawing is very thought out carefully decorating its interior with a patter that is immediately recognizable with what its supposed to portray, so well in fact, I wonder if naming it "Bee surreal" was necessary. the composition between the round and the sharp bits are well done and the use of the whole page is done to great effect.

Now there were a few things that did pull away from it's amazing presentation, firstly although the lines do appear very clean and deliberately drawn, i still find it to be a bit messy. This is merely due to the noticeable smudginess that encompasses the piece. Sometimes this can work but as this smudginess is often associated with unprofessionalism it takes away from the clearly professional design.

Secondly, I find the tips of the stingers (I aptly name) to be a touch disagreeable. when i look at the whole of the drawing I find the lines to be clean and deliberate, yet when I look at these stingers i see quite the contrary, as they appear un-thoughtfully rushed and frayed. this to me seems like a problem simple to fix and quite noticeable as i like to see stingers sharp and frightening. So i must question if this look is purposeful? If it was, i wouldn't agree with it's effectiveness.

Now this has only been my second critique but i hoped it helped. Just keep in mind the smudginess and the drawings continuity (which you mostly do). I would also very greatly urge you to experiment with colour, i'm sure it would be amazing!
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I like your drawings very much! They keep my mind busy! Completely and Utterly Unoriginal 
MadGardens Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much :D:D
MadGardens Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
neverxhale Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool...great job
MadGardens Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much :D:D
Love it!!!Hovering and beautiful!!!

MadGardens Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much :happybounce:
blueMALOU Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive!!!Great job!
MadGardens Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you again :XD::XD::bow:
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