I like very much the composition of the picture, the very original greedy decoration, with many elements (lollipop, macaroons, candies and others) which gives an impression of profusion. Colors are very flashy, and I think the characters don't stand out enough of the pattern. However, I like their rolled up pose and the inversions of colors of their clothes.
I was wondering why, but I love it all the same, they're wearing different styles of clothing. It matches their personalities perfectly, but I find it odd nonetheless ... might just be the obsessive compulsive disorder. This being said, I wouldn't want a thing changed. It's perfect.
I do not know your work, & I apologize for that, so I'm afraid my opinion might not account for much, but I would like to answer your question so...
From what little I could convince my computer to show me of your Gallery (you know, bad connection & all), I can see some difference comparing this image "Dessert" to "APH-UK CHINA" & "Le CAFE" but not as much as a trained eye. So in my untrained opinion I actually can't say I prefer either style... in the previous 2, your "old style", the blending is far more prevalent but unremarkable. Though I don't see a great "need" for earth shattering realism there... they are simple, non-overwhelming, but the best thing about them is they convey a good aspect of reality & put you in the moment. They really NEED... nothing else.
In this composition you've forgone the shading for a more bold , paint-by-numbers feel thought without the harsh lines of separation. I actually can't imagine this fluffy, brightly colored, & (might I say) tasty-looking piece to be done in your traditional shaded style. This style WORKS very well for the subject & the frivolity of it. I know that others have commented on it being cute &/or sexual, & I agree it has that element in spades. But this is fun and actually fairly benign, so much so that I dare someone say it's inappropriate for any lighthearted display (& in that I'll tell you that my children, ages 5 & 7, simply ADORE this! It has been printed & properly taped to 2 bedroom walls already!).
I truly believe that you should adopt this new style to use when it's called for, & also continue using your old style as it is sure to be where you are truly comfortable. I hope this is helpful, even a little & I look forward to more works out of you.
Thank you for your serious comment! you are the only person who responds to my words.... Thank you so much! And your comments are really constructive. I didn't think much about using different styles to match different themes, I was more like 'compose a theme in order to try a new style'...
And, actually I don't know if they are pajama pants XD I just thought it would be interesting to add some polka dots...
Eh, are you sure it's ok to show the picture to your children? Because, you know, it's a slash art after all...(*stares at Tony's hand on Loki's butt...)I really don't want to corrupt kids...
No problem! You should know that even though I may be "the only person" responding in such a manner, many are thinking the exact same thing -- they just don't have the time or the capacity to express it as I.
Different styles to match different themes... yes, think about it. Not all great artists have to be known for their "style". Being well-rounded will allow for you to be known in many different circles & can therefore astonish people when they say, "SHE did THAT?! I didn't know she painted/drew/photographed/etc that sort of thing! How COOL!" then *appreciation/awe goes up*
I see nothing wrong about showing the image to my children. I told them that it was Tony Stark & Loki in a box of sweets & they were curled up together because they're boyfriends. I believe "slash" would be if they were engaged in something highly sexual. But being tender with each other, whether kissing or hugging or engaging in other forms of physical contact should not corrupt them any more than seeing couples @ the mall showing public displays of affection.
My husband likes Bernini & therefore we have a few small replica statues around the house that portray nude bodies & sometimes those bodies are actual in very sensual poses but the kids understand that it's art. I also enjoy nakedness (artistic & pornographic) so they see the artistic images from me from time to time. No biggie.
As far as Tony's hand on Loki's butt goes, it's not extravagant, not like he's lewdly grabbing @ it. It more looks like they're just resting there as part of the pose. Honestly, I never thought about that, the hands on the butt thing.
P.S. They LOVE Loki's nail polish!
P.P.S. You, alexzoe, would never be a part of the corruption of kids regardless of how slashy your art is because it is up to the parents of said children to monitor what they view. If all images viewed by my children were your most cringe-worthy, then that would be MY corrupting my kids, not YOU corrupting them, even if it's with YOUR pictures. Worry not & please keep producing your fine work!