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It's a Long Way Down · Original Short Story ·
Organised by RogerDodger
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#1 ·
Simple, but it has a nice iconic feel to it. I had considered doing a super-tall piece as well, but I couldn't figure out how to make it work; I'm glad to see someone else decided to play with the idea and did so successfully.
#2 ·
Crashing airplane? The only things I can think of to make this better is something at the bottom, and either a clearer or more ambiguous airplane.
#3 ·

...That's all I got.
#4 ·
Elegant minimalism. I very much appreciate how the shape of the canvas is what tells the story. I think I like the canvas shape's implied ground even more than if you had added an actual ground in, which is a strong positive given the piece's aesthetic.

If I had to nitpick, I'd note that while the plane looks iconic, with a stark and sharp black-and-white outline, the edges of its wings are rough and fuzzy (the more so since the rotor is put in inverse contrast). Since the plane is basically the piece's one visual element, it would help to have it fully crisp and clear and unambiguous at a glance.

Still, this succeeds at its modest goals, in spades. While I don't know that I can justify putting this in my top tier on the basis of that single gimmick, I'll find a spot for it somewhere with my solids.