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03-22-2001, 11:16 PM
I just decided to be an artist yesterday http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Here are 3 of my latest pics. I am thinking of having a gallery showing of my work. Tell me what you think?

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03-23-2001, 06:06 AM

Very intriguing stuff. Lotsa energy and a nice, manic confidence in direction.
This style reminds me of late '70's/early '80's poster pop art. Cool.

Went to your site and checked out your other offerings. What programs are you using for your 3d renderings?

Welcome to WC.



There is no spoon...

03-23-2001, 07:00 AM
Thanks NNelson1

You are very right! this work is really inspired from R.CRumb and alot of the early 70's underground comic artists. Those guys were on acid but never the less genius's.

I use 3D studio max for all of my 3D. Best program on the market for my money.

03-23-2001, 07:13 AM
I agree, Nick. I have 3d Studio Max as well (just got it) and am busy trying to get comfortable with it. I'm looking forward to the day when it's second nature to me! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Any tips??


There is no spoon...

03-23-2001, 07:57 AM
Just use it,use it, use it. It has a steep learning curve but once you get over the hump it is easy and you can do alot of fun stuff with it. All those buttons can be really overwhelming at first but just keep clicking them and someday it will click you.

There are a ton of good tutorials on the net for it...try www.3dluvr.com (http://www.3dluvr.com)

03-23-2001, 08:08 AM
I want to take a different approach to your work and comment on the art content, not the the actual painting of it. Are you trying to say that racism is just a male thing? I think it might be a bit ironic to comment on racism with a statement that is a bit gender bias don;t you think? Food for thought. I also want to present a challenge to you. To present the same subject with just mages and not include the words. The reason I say this, is when the words appear in a painting it flips the brain to the left side and it becomes a different process. Also the inclusion of type makes it look more like a commercial poster type piece, unless that is what you intended. I like your direction.


03-23-2001, 08:33 AM
Argg ya caught me Spectra,

I am not saying that it is a male thing but I was lazy by not putting a woman in there. I think I will add 4 more lady characters to the right to balance it out. Hahah good catch. Thanks.

I understand your challenge but it is not what I am doing right now. I have done that. But I am working on this political/reality cartoons now. They need words. They are really not about the art and more about message. I don't want people to have to figure out what the images and the message of my peices are...I just want them to focus on the message...what I am saying. I am trying to make my work and ideas available to everyone. Not just the smart and itellectually gifted who have the time to sit and actually think about the ultimate meaning of my work. I want the dull and dimwitted at a glance be able to see my message. I guess it does cross the boundaries into commercial poster type stuff but honestly I am trying to do abstract art at it's core. Taking the abstract of reality and illustrating based on our limited conception of it.

THanks Spectra. By the way, I love your work. I glanced at your homepage and your work is excellent. Do you work from photo's?
Also how does selling limited art prints work out for you?


03-23-2001, 08:47 AM
I like what you have done here! It is a very interesting way to approach the subject. I tried to ignore the words themselves and see if I would understand your message on the second one. With the title above intact, I could easily figure out what you were trying to get across without the words below. On the third one, I might have pulled several ideas out of it, without the words to guide me.

Just testing Gene's theory.

Gene, I have to agree with you on the gender thing. My experience has been that females are just as prone to racism as males.

03-23-2001, 11:10 PM
Thanks for posting these images. Racism is a challenging subject for any artist or viewer. Not all artists are prepared to take this on. The great thing about art is its capacity to encourage discussion. I think the words and labels are an important part of your message. Labels are part of racism after all. Nice rendering of a brain too.


03-24-2001, 07:09 AM

I've seen your work over at the sijun forum. Very thought provoking images. Welcome to WC.