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My Other Passion

Discussion in 'Inspired Art' started by dannyboy602, May 2, 2015.


    Raymon Member

    You should be doing this full time. I'd purchase your paintings.
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    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Haven't been painting recently. Surgery fucking sucks. But I'm getting back into it. This piece is almost done. I may tweak the shadows and whatever else....no title yet.
    Amazon Blaze

    Amazon Blaze Member

    I am sorry to hear you needed surgery, I hope it was nothing serious. Some times a break is good, it increases ones desire to create. I go through phases where I don't want to touch my airbrushes and my only motivation, is someone wanting to pay me, to produce something.

    I am not usually a fan of water color as it can be wishy washy but I do like your work. You use strong color and you control your edges so well, not sure if you mask off areas for that. I hope you don't mind a constructive criticism, from a personal point of view, I would have used some artistic license and left out that rail in the left middle of the pic, It kind of stops you from being pulled into the picture and stops the me enjoying the full view, a kind of unconscious road block. Other than that Its a really nice piece of work. I hope you get better soon.
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    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Nothing really serious, no. I just thought it would be easier. I am taking shit for the pain but it's nearly working.
    I used to use airbrush when I was in art school. Loved it. Isn't it almost a lost art now? Doesn't [email protected] commercial art get done via computer? Interested in your opinion.

    Thanks for the critic. I appreciate them all. I did sketches first. Lots. I just thought that rail you mentioned made it look more like a stable. Idk. I may do it over again without the rail. I have great fun painting horses and I'll definitely be painting more.
    I have wonderful reference to work from bc next door is a horse ranch with maybe 30 animals.
    Anyhow, thanks again. D
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    Amazon Blaze

    Amazon Blaze Member

    No, the airbrush scene is probably bigger than it has ever been atm. There is a lot of print wrap art out there that is designed on computer. The vinyl sign industry is getting very clever. Still fairly expensive, but a lot cheaper and faster than getting an airbrush artist to do the same thing, like a complete car or bike job, and you have the advantage of removing it fairly easily, if you get bored with the design or want to sell the vehicle as it was in its original paint.

    Yes it does give it a stable feel. You have created a box with the uprights and the rail, which pulls the eye into that square and kind of segregates the rest of the picture and makes it almost irrelevant for me. There is nothing wrong with that, its your picture with your preferences.

    Did you cover the psychology of art and images when you were in art school? Its really as important as color theory.

    If you are painting to sell art, then you need to be aware of the psychology behind how humans see things and how images affect there physiology. I am sorry if you know this already, but its something I feel all good artists should understand, here's a few examples.

    The reason people relax when they are sitting on the beach looking at the sea, is because they are looking at a lot of horizontal lines. Vertical lines suggest stronger emotions like authority, strength, anger and such. Diagonal lines imply movement because we know at an unconscious level gravity will pull something that is leaning towards the ground. So for it to remain in a diagonal position it must have momentum in the direction it is leaning towards, as someone running would lean forward.

    I learned these things a few years ago as well as others to do with composition and placement, and its made a big difference to how much better, my art has developed and sold.

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Very interesting. I'll look up the book. No we didn't have any psychology of art. Thx for the tip.

    raggyb Active Member

    Nice work. And I want to say your kitty cat avatar is ominous.
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    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Almost done. Gotta finish her gloved hand but my dam back hurts and I gotta lie down. Thank you Percocet. Lol.

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    You ever seen the Youtube video of the guy who jumped into it on purpose? :shock:

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    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Owww. Guys crazy. Not even on a bet. The spines are barbed. They don't want to come out. Each one, each spine pulled is a lesson in misery.
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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    Wild horses couldn’t drag me away. Wild wild horses, i’ll Ride one some day. What art school did u go to?

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