Thursday, September 9, 2010

Random Poll: Pretty Please?

I'm having one of those moments where I need help with a decision but I can't provide any of the, you know, facts surrounding said decision. So I don't know if this will work or not. You guys know that I used to be an artist in my former professional life, before I made my living writing about teens who had a problem staying teens?

Well, I am working on a . . . um . . project. And I am trying to decide between two of my old styles; colored pencil & acrylic. I can't tell you what the project is. But I can ask you to tell me which of the styles you like better, which I know is the wrong part. Because I know that the answer would change if it was on a wall, a coaster, a book page, a t-shirt, or a website. But -- I have to remain cagey. Will you guys help me out anyway?

Do you like the acrylics?



Or the colored pencil?

84 comments:

Alkyoni said...

Coloured pencil

Beth said...

acrylics

Amparo Ortiz said...

Colored pencil!

Charlotte (The Book on the Hill) said...

Acrylics!

BookLoss said...

colored pencil

Alice V.D. said...

It's a hard choice but... Colored pencil. Definitely colored pencil.

Donna Gambale said...

Colored pencil -- I feel like the images are much more textured. And more detailed/photographic/precise. Which I like, personally. Though the colors of the acrylics are delightful, and the top two are quite detailed...

Amy said...

Colored Pencil!

aprilemily said...

Acrylics.

♥Iffath said...

Coloured pencil! :)

Spunk said...

Colored pencil!! love it!!

Knitika said...

Wow. Both are lovely. I'm leaning towards the acrylics. Good luck!

Angiegirl said...

Acrylics!

Anonymous said...

Colored pencil :)

kimberlybuggie said...

colored pencil!

Rachel said...

Colored pencil, they look a tad more realistic and I like that for these subjects. They're all really wonderful, though!

scape-graces said...

Colored Pencils.

Phoebe said...

Acrylics!

Lindsay said...

acrylics definitely

Ariadne said...
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Ariadne said...

Coloured pencils!

Megan said...

Acrylics!

sarah@theunwrapping said...

colored pencil!

Kat Heckenbach said...

colored pencil

Liv said...

Difficult choice... Hum, the colored pencil, I think.

hi. i'm callie said...

hands down ACRYLICS! didn't even have to ponder it!

Anonymous said...

colored pencil

Libby said...

Acrylics.
Though the two are amazing :)

Not Hannah said...

I really like the depth of the acrylics. Of course, I totally could be responding to the Dukes of Hazzard-like frame.

LupLun said...

(WTF?! How is it that you have a Blogspot blog, and I'm only finding this out now? My Google-fu is weak... ;_; )

I like the acrylics, but this is because the colors are distinct and the lines are sharp. Colored pencil has a slightly more... I'm going to say "misty" feel, but that may not be the right word.

Kim J. said...

acrylics. :)

Kristen B said...

Acrylics, but they are both beautiful.

Larissa said...

:) It really does depend, but I'm voting acrylics.

itsmefaith said...

Did you draw those? Those are sooo amazing! I wish I had that kind of talent!! :P

I'd have to say that the colored pencil brings... depth... to the picture (if that's even the right word) :D

Colored Pencil!!!

danaalisonlevy said...

Acrylics - unless your goal is something very illustrative rather than artistic.

Cammeron said...

I vote Acrylics!!!!!

Maegan Langer said...

Hmm. The acrylics create nice contrast, but I'm more of a realism fan. I vote colored pencils.

Amanda B. said...

Acrylics! They're both amazing, of course, but I like the acrylics.
-http://www.manda-b.blogspot.com

Amy M said...

These are AMAZING; I think I like the acrylics best! :)

April said...

Colored pencils

Suzanne said...

acrylics... and do we win a prize if we can correctly guess your top secret, cagey project?

Jonathon Arntson said...

Oh man, the acrylics totally speak to me.

pepsivanilla said...

colored pencils :)

Jana said...

Colored pencil!

Erin said...

Colored pencils! Those are amazing <3

@llie said...

I love the acrylics. they seem to express your personal style the best (but you can disagree with that). The colored pencils do look very realistic/almost photographic, but that is just that too real. The other shows how you see the world and your surroundings. I love the acrylics.

Becca said...

Colored pencils.

freckledmuse27 said...

colored pencils, for sure!

Em (Super Reader Girl) said...

Oh my goodness, Maggie! The colored penciled ones look REAL! I guess it depend what you're going for, but I think I'd say colored pencil. I like them both!

thebookfairyhaven said...

Definitely the Colored pencils! By far!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Both are beautiful. I think if you're working on something light and whimsical that doesn't need to look as realistic, the acrylic is the way to go. If you need your images to look more real, the colored pencil is the way to go :)

Rowan said...

I prefer the simple, cleaner coloured pencil approach (:

Nalazul said...

colored pencil

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness, I didnt even realise till I got to the bottom that I read all the comments :/
I think it depends on the type of project your doing and what result your looking for.. the acrylic is very bright and in your face and more smudged..kinda..its like a snapshot of a fantasy thats not fully formed or a memory your struggling to hold on to. The coloured pencils are sharp and show more shades, and while still colourful they don't hold that same surrealism as an acyrilic artwork does. Coloured pencils express the physical whereas acyrilic express more the emotional. Personally I prefer realistic artworks, acrylic reminds me of cartoons.

Zoë Marriott said...

Coloured pencil. There's a sense of light flowing out of those pictures, and a softness - like you, as the artist, really love what you're drawing - which I adore. Pencil, pencil, pencil, please!

Melissa said...

Colored Pencil

Agnès said...

Colored pencil, it looks beautiful and very soft!

Samantha Nyx said...

Colored pencil, but both are beautiful.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Thanks, guys -- I really have decided now, thanks to you guys. Though I must admit that the comments were rather like the dialogue over Sleeping Beauty's dress: "blue!" "pink!" "blue!" "no, pink!" *grin*

Crystal Cook said...

Ok, even though you've already decided (why am I always late?!) I am a HUGE fan of your colored pencil work. It seems like it has more of your heart in it, I can feel that it came from 'you.' I do really like your acrylic work (it has a very urban, hip feel), but I LOVE your colored pencil work.

And I feel like I can make that touchy feely statement because I'm an artist too and that's one of the most important things to me with artwork. That the hand of the artist is clearly visible and bears their own personal stamp. And your colored pencil work does that.

And it's delicately rendered and sensitively done.I keep wishing that I had discovered you before I read your books so that I could have bought some of your work. Again with the lateness!!

GiGi said...

Oh man, I'm late for you to consider but gotta voice my opinion and say I absolutely loved your colored pencil work. Loved it!

Anonymous said...

COLORED PENCIL

HeatherCherry said...

I really like both, but... colored pencil.

Kaylie said...

Colored pencil

Genevieve said...

Colored pencils for sure.

Em and Nora said...

Look at you all talented in the visual arts!
Both are beautiful, but I would go colored pencil.

PV Lundqvist said...

Colored pencil.

Makes me feel inside the picture. I hope this helps.

Tara said...

I'm probably a little bit late with my input... I think you're equally awesome at both, but personally, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colored pencil. Everything looks like the real deal, not an artistic version of the real deal. If that makes sense. Looks like a photograph, in other words.

Variety said...

Well, it looks like a pretty good split. The colored pencil examples you have look more realistic, but the acrylic is a little more modern looking. Personally, I like the acrylic better.

Ayla said...

Acrylics.

Bekah said...

colored pencils definitely!!!

Bekah said...

I meant to write this with my "colored pencils definitely" post but something went wrong. I think that the colored pencils make the drawing seem more real-like. I like that there is more depth to the drawings (although I am biased because my mom is an artist and rarely, if ever, used acrylics). I hope this is useful and have fun deciding!!!

vivien said...

coloured pencil definitely

Holly said...

colored pencil

zonagirlie said...

Both are pretty damned awesome, but I think going on art only, the acrylics, although the subject matter of the pencils are very appealing to me.

Anonymous said...

colored pencil! definitely!

fayezeewayzee said...

I studied them slowly, then looked again quickly. hehehe! But I'm going with the colored pencils!

Redstar55 said...

Oh god. They. Are. So. Beautiful. I think I'm going to have to go with color pencils.

readmore said...

Acrylics, although both are lovely.

Steph said...

I really like the color pencil. Ihought they are both beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Colored pencils and you are wonderfully talented. The picures(both acrylic and pencil) and beautiful

julie said...

The colored pencil. The pictures are mysterious and fascinating. I couldn't stop looking at them.

Sarah Salazar said...

The Colored Pencils really have great depth to them. They are both great but the colored pencils look more like "HD T.V." LOL

Meisie said...

colour pencil, absolutely!

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