It wasn't received too well in the crit. What they said is true. I got too dark too quickly and lost control in using the crayon. I really don't like the medium because it can't be erased. I also didn't enjoy having to kneel down to draw as the paper was too big to be worked standing.
I worked on it mostly in class with a nude model who was pregnant. Professor Paul asked me to work with a single color, so I used pthalo blue and white which were my most abundant. Because my mom wanted to give it to her friend who was moving away, I worked again yesterday night and today in class to finish it with additional colors and layers.
Like my first returning experiment with oil after a year of acrylic, I suspect some parts of the work look better when I squint my eyes. - . -
I will admit that I may have overworked the piece with too much thick paint. My mom had a dream today (or last night) in which she picked a dark fruit from a tree and was disappointed that it was too ripe - not spoiled - but she still ate it. It may have to do with the painting.
My mom thinks I am not very good at sketching with pencil. I think I would agree. I work neither fast nor aggressive enough.
Everything was drawn spontaneously. Now that the work is done, I am trying to analyze it myself. The honey comb of the latter and the wireframe of the front wheels probably relate to my high school theme of "old and new." The bicycle has a sort of a feminine personality; for example, the area from the handles to their stem reminds me of a tube top or a dress.