A more than decent piece overall, the colors aren't overly accentuated and they merge quite smoothly. The whole concept is very vivid and full of energy.
I like how the head washes out into the abstract mixture of colors that is formed by the drops' moving; but also how, from an alternative perspective, the wolf's head actually forms from the merger of the utterly chaotically spilled red and black. It works both ways.
Whether the details on the right originate from the ones on the left or vice versa, the splatter effect throughout the picture adds to the sensation of duality in this piece greatly. That is a very good touch.
The wolf itself is very simply drawn, which is a good central detail to pair with such dramatic colors.
All in all, I consider this to be a great mix of styles and a very fun piece of art.
The first thing that catches my eye is the fierce and violent duality of the red and black. The areas towards the back of the wolf's head where they merge and overlap look like various stages of blood drying and the colors are imply powerful and arresting. Simply with those two color and the... splatter of them, you are invoking something primal and visceral.
Men first domesticated wolves for hunting and this takes me back to the earliest days of hunting with our four footed brothers, when we were not too afraid to share the eating of the flesh of the kill with them.
The strong, simple, dark lines of the wolf, by contrast, and the cross hatching, grant some reason and balance to what is otherwise so primordial a piece and the sharpness of the lines is beautiful beside the gradual and diffuse edges of the red and black splatter.
I love that you put this on a white background, for clarity of the colors as well as the use of negative space to even further draw the eye to the artwork.
Powerful indeed. If you sold prints, I would buy one.
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