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Offline k0ge

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« on: December 11, 2007, 06:47:32 AM »


It's just sketchy as all hell, but does it have a comforting feel, or can you make any other suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 12:18:55 PM »
The top of the drawing seems to be a bit full compared to the open space below the hand. It looks slightly off balance that way...

I like the sheer simplicity of the picture though... :)
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 03:29:58 AM »
Mmmmm....i like the way the focus pans from the bottom left corner (front) to the top right corner (back).  Curious to see how the background fills in, but would suggest leaving the table corner empty.  The blank space actually helps the depth.

Granted, I'm talking out of my ass here, but I just call it how I see it.

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007, 05:49:08 AM »
I'm not really sure I'll leave that as a blank space.  Might stick the door of the shop in there.  I'm going to give it to the lady who owns a place called Triniteas Cup in downtown Fredericton.  She's made a difference in my life, to put it simply.  So...I want it to be really good.  I'll add things I guess.  Thank you. :)
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 09:50:06 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2008, 11:48:31 PM »
I think if you added something to the top left space it would appear too crowded. Overall your composition right now flows really well. Negative space is good to have. Instead of putting the door, you could try doing two different colors their like a coffee brown and a dark creamy yellow (just an idea). You've got asymmetrical balance going on. To add something in that corner would greatly throw off that balance. I like the simplicity of it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 03:32:48 AM »


This was the painting about halfway through, when I still liked it.

I finished it, but kindof messed the light up on the hand/table.  Anyway, I gave up and gave it away to the poor woman I now work for.  I asked her not to hang it in the tea shop, but she insisted on it--I allowed it on the stipulation we never tell anyone I painted it.  Hopefully this will work.



Sorry about the image quality, it was difficult to get the whole thing in and get the detail.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 03:45:05 AM »
Hmmm. Are the tables meant to be on such angles?
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008, 08:50:56 AM »
:)
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 02:23:46 AM »
Yeah, they're meant to be skewed. It's not a great painting, I'm sorry ;_;
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 04:10:04 AM »
Well, I wasn't thinking that it'd be a Mona Lisa. :-P

I actually really like the sketch at the top. :)
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2008, 06:37:56 AM »
I like the sketch a lot.

Painting is a funny thing, you have to find the right medium (oil, water, etc) and art style.

I think you would do good with pastels, they are like sketching but sketching in color.

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2008, 07:55:28 AM »
Quote from: k0ge
Yeah, they're meant to be skewed. It's not a great painting, I'm sorry ;_;
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Sorry for what?  No art piece is perfect.  If people wanted perfection down to the last millimeter, they should just do still life or take a picture.  

Keep on painting.  :)
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2008, 02:21:09 PM »
koge, the original sketch was a lovely, simple idea. I have to agree and say I prefer the sketch. With that being said, you have a eye for capturing shapes and using color. However, your perspective is a little off with the chairs & tables. Which, to be honest, is one of the hardest things to do with art in my opinion. Please, don't take this as an insult, but have you taken any fine arts classes? You seem to have a passion for it and I think taking a couple of classes may help you have a better eye for seeing things and being able to translate that onto canvas. I know it greatly helped me and I'm not a fine arts person at all. Kudos for you though for continuing to paint and create! Thats sometimes the best thing you can do to get better -- keep doing it!
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2008, 02:49:58 AM »
I like the sketch. It does not have freaky fingers. But later. *sigh*

Freaky fingers.

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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2008, 03:16:51 AM »
Classes are expensive! I'll just keep puttering around.  They were meant to be skewed, perspective-wise.  I think I should have exaggerated more.  Bit late though.  As for the fingers, well.  They're meant to be ...stony looking.  Strong, I guess.
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2008, 03:23:01 AM »
Classes? In Soviet Walrustania, classes cost about 80 euros a year! :lurk:

Plus additional payments. God bless America.
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