My Other Passion

Amazon Blaze

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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.
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.
 

dannyboy602

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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.
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
 

Amazon Blaze

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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.
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.

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.
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

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

dannyboy602

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How is the recovery, DB? I hope you're kicking ass!
Well it's been a month now and the swelling is gone. The scar is uncomfortable and there's still some numbness bc I think he touched a nerve and it takes about six months for nerves to heal or grow. The surgery wasn't medically necessary so I almost wished I didn't get it done. But you never known that beforehand. I had a salivary gland removed. It was scarred from a previous procedure. And it would blow up once in a while. When I'd eat lemons or grapefruit. Idk. I'm just tired of battle scars and more pain and I fucking hate growing older. Honestly the real reason I wanted the surgery done is the drugs they give you just prior to the surgery. Ain't that fucked up? Well it wasn't the main reason but it was sorta almost the main reason. Fuck it. Too late now.
 

dannyboy602

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Wild horses couldn’t drag me away. Wild wild horses, i’ll Ride one some day. What art school did u go to?
Hussian School of Art in Philly. Graduated in 1982. It was located directly across the street from Doc Johnson's adult books and videos. Four years there and I never went in that video store even once. The school was located on the 8th floor of a huge building and once me and some friends made a bunch of water balloons and threw them down onto unsuspecting people waiting in line at a hot dog stand. It was epic. I was so bad. I was a terrible shot but I actually got one into the sun roof of a limousine. Women's screaming, tires screeching. People pointing. The president of our school threatened to expel our whole class but no one ratted. I totally got away with it. I dont think in hindsight that kids would do something like that today. They'd probably charge us with terrorism or something and almost certainly somebody would have recorded it on their phone. It was a different time then.
 

Padawanbater2

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Well it's been a month now and the swelling is gone. The scar is uncomfortable and there's still some numbness bc I think he touched a nerve and it takes about six months for nerves to heal or grow. The surgery wasn't medically necessary so I almost wished I didn't get it done. But you never known that beforehand. I had a salivary gland removed. It was scarred from a previous procedure. And it would blow up once in a while. When I'd eat lemons or grapefruit. Idk. I'm just tired of battle scars and more pain and I fucking hate growing older. Honestly the real reason I wanted the surgery done is the drugs they give you just prior to the surgery. Ain't that fucked up? Well it wasn't the main reason but it was sorta almost the main reason. Fuck it. Too late now.
Bud, these days you can get those drugs easy, no need to go through surgery for em. I hope it helped and it wasn't for nothing. As a relatively young person, your comment about getting old strikes a cord, I would have never even though something like eating citrus could fuck me up to that point.. Thank you for that insight. My dad is getting old, worried about the old man all the time..
 

Bareback

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1. This is a lamp the light shines through the louvers and is very pleasant.

2. This is a provilion and garden shed with a outdoor shower.

3. A little flag stone path.

4. Aromatic cedar cut on my mill waiting to be processed into random width paneling and a interior barn style door.
 

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dannyboy602

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1. This is a lamp the light shines through the louvers and is very pleasant.

2. This is a provilion and garden shed with a outdoor shower.

3. A little flag stone path.

4. Aromatic cedar cut on my mill waiting to be processed into random width paneling and a interior barn style door.
Love what you've done. I really like the colors in the cedar planned pieces. What'll you make now? Tables? Benches? Do you sell your work? I would love to see more pix as you create more stuff.
 

Bareback

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Love what you've done. I really like the colors in the cedar planned pieces. What'll you make now? Tables? Benches? Do you sell your work? I would love to see more pix as you create more stuff.
This red cedar is going to be random width/random length paneling and a barn style door, and this is for the same customer as the lamp/deck/garden shed. I sell most of my work this days but I also make custom gifts for friends and family. If I made all the stuff my wife wants I wouldn't have time for nothing else lol.

I've done a lot of high-end construction over the years, it's fun to just be creative . Here's a couple of pics of a project I'm working on. And I'll post more of my new work as it develops
 

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