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birdhs
07-27-2013, 11:05 AM
I created some new art from some of my many antique car phots
some previously shown here,
this is a continuation of the CFCA Series idea:

converted the digital phots to 4x6 B&W prints
projected them onto 18x24 newsprint
using an old 1970's Artograph projector
traced/drew the image with charcoal/graphite
highlighted the important lines with Sharpie
photo'd that
manip'd that to B&W in PSE8
cleaned it up
this is the final result.

This will be made in to a 4x6 print
projected again directly on to a canvas/panel or paper, any size
paint it in a style (TBA/TBD),
perhaps abstract,
maybe strong watercolor washes
and maybe t-shirts/cawfeecupz

all images are 2013 Camp Sawdust Studios, Greg Otvos, photographer

entire process took about an hour for each photo,
not counting time/money invested going to car shows.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jul-2013/110200-CFCA-032-450-2012-10-27-Dawsonville-130-1965FordFalconRanchero-350.jpg

1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero, original phot,

taken at the
Dawsonville GA Annual Moonshine Feastival and Antique Car Show
coming up late Fall, just north of Atlanta
food, fun, and Fords, and lots more,
even line dancing and fiddle music

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jul-2013/110200-CFCA-032-E1-2012-10-27-Dawsonville-130-1965FordFalconRanchero-350.jpg

cropped

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jul-2013/110200-CFCA-032-E1-BW2-2012-10-27-Dawsonville-130-1965FordFalconRanchero-350.jpg

converted to a high contrast, simplified B&W

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jul-2013/110200-CFCA-032-f3-2012-10-27-Dawsonville-130-1965FordFalconRanchero-350.jpg

converted to invert, left too much detail

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jul-2013/110200-CFCA-032-E1-BW2-FL-2012-10-27-Dawsonville-130-1965FordFalconRanchero-350.jpg

photo of actual drawing before clean-up on PSE8

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jul-2013/110200-CFCA-032-E1-BW2-FLC-2012-10-27-Dawsonville-130-1965FordFalconRanchero-350.jpg

THIS is the final image,
all images 2013 Camp Sawdust Studios, Greg Otvos Photographer

Just wanted to show you all the steps involved
this gives me a final image I can re-use in different sizes and styles

when converting photos to 'abstracts,
it is essential the bare bones are still accurate
otherwise the painting looks askew

and no one wants to be askewer

lobsterpot
07-27-2013, 01:35 PM
The first time I submitted poems to an established poetry magazine I got a note back from the editor saying, in effect. well your poems are technically accomplished but the reader wants to know how YOU feel about the material.

That's what I think about your material--technically accomplished, but not a bit of information on how you feel about the material you present. IOW where are you? That's what's interesting--rather than just pretty car parts.

birdhs
07-27-2013, 10:05 PM
"IOW where are you?"

Not aware of what IOW means.

Perhaps you just need to go back and read some of the many threads I have started, some here, many in the Photography Shutterbug Daily, to understand how I feel about many things, including my art.
When you have done your research, then perhaps we shall chat.

How do you feel about your photography manipulation experiments?

I do not post my feelings about every piece I post, nor do most folks here.

If you had comment on my art, please comment, especially if you like/dislike what I am doing or the direction I am taking. This thread was to share how I created what I presented, so that others might learn, and perhaps share their experiences.

and some of us like pretty car parts...

HenrietteW
07-28-2013, 01:14 AM
Greggo, I like the streamline impression. It's always interesting to see how people reach a minimalistic result. Thank you. :)
And I agree with your above post. (Btw, I'm guessing IOW means In Other Words).

birdhs
07-28-2013, 04:07 PM
Thanx H, this car was anything but streamlined.
When I took the phot I envisioned a feeling of speed, an arrow flying perhaps.
The big round tail-light diminishing to an infinite point in the future.
I may have been subliminally inspired by the car exploding away in "Back to the Future".

but a Ford Falcon is hardly a DeLorean

and therein lies the sarcasm of the composition

now if I can paint this idea in such a way to convey even a hint of that idea
then I will have succeeded in a small point

allusion, sarcasm, referencing to obscurity, all of these are a part of my art
and maybe a touch of botulism

greggo

Jon
07-29-2013, 01:42 PM
I am enjoying these experiments...
<snip> and maybe a touch of botulism...but please do avoid the botulism!

davefriend
07-29-2013, 02:01 PM
...

but a Ford Falcon is hardly a DeLorean

and therein lies the sarcasm of the composition

now if I can paint this idea in such a way to convey even a hint of that idea
then I will have succeeded in a small point

allusion, sarcasm, referencing to obscurity, all of these are a part of my art
and maybe a touch of botulism

greggoYour comments very much appreciated and they illuminate your decisions to compose this, this way so much. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

HenrietteW
07-29-2013, 02:10 PM
Yeah, I'm with Jon on the botulism part. ;)

birdhs
07-29-2013, 02:57 PM
well, I had a string of -isms going on and it just felt right....

I usually "see " the completed painting in my mind when I take the ref phot.
sometimes it is vague, but once I start painting it is fiendishly difficult to achieve with my hand what in the minds-eye has already been created.

It is due in part to having a movie mind rather than a staged portrait mind.
I see things moving, rather than as a solid object...
maybe I should do cartoons on utub

HenrietteW
07-29-2013, 03:01 PM
Now, isn't that just uncanny. We were just talking about graphic novels and animation at Oily Rag. Go for it! :)

well, I had a string of -isms going on and it just felt right....

I usually "see " the completed painting in my mind when I take the ref phot.
sometimes it is vague, but once I start painting it is fiendishly difficult to achieve with my hand what in the minds-eye has already been created.

It is due in part to having a movie mind rather than a staged portrait mind.
I see things moving, rather than as a solid object...
maybe I should do cartoons on utub