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04-12-2003, 02:49 PM



Title: Your thoughts needed
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Board
Dimension: 8x10
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

hunting camp painting I did a couple weeks ago.

Here is a painting I did a couple of weeks ago. I have sort of liked it but not all that much. Today I was playing with Photoshop and made two versions of it. I like the third version best with all the black outlines. Would it be bad to show this one on my site instead of the orignal since it was manipulated to look this way and not really painted that way. I thought about trying to paint it this way.

04-12-2003, 03:03 PM
Well thats a good question...my thoughts are that being the artist and painting the piece by hand then bringing it into photshop and playing with it, thereby creating a whole new piece of art, you should show both, if you are selling the painting then you need to show the actual piece as is, then you could show the photoshop version with a title "computor art" or whatever?...just my thoughts.:)

04-12-2003, 03:11 PM
Good point! I dont think anyone would buy my art just yet, but if I put it on my site I should show both versions and explain. Makes sense.


04-12-2003, 04:03 PM
yes show both,
I must say though I do love that third one.
I often play with photo shop myself never have that good Effects though! Going wrong somewhere I think!!!!!

Great work again shawn!:clap:

04-12-2003, 06:26 PM
I like that 3rd version with the black outlining very much, it's like a new painting! Why don't you just rework your painting and put that in? I think it would be well worth the work/time!
Other than that, of course you can post it on your site, it's your work (digital altered in this case) you hold the copyrights.
And I have followed your portrait attempt some days ago and the final version and you should be proud of the result!:)

Are you going to rework this landscape?:D

04-12-2003, 06:44 PM
I didnt get a look at your website, but I think thats important for the selection of the art. If your website has an art feeling only associated with it I'd definetely go with the first one. however, if your site has an up to date online art feel to it I'd seriously consider going with the 3rd (which is where you are at it sounds like).

Personally I like the first one better; the 3rd one although quite interesting looks like a photoshop alteration of a nice piece of art and doesnt necessarily say anything about your personal creativity to me.

Either one you chose will be the best I am sure since its your website.

have fun,