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Jmkennedy
11-22-2016, 09:23 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/11-22-2016/1992076_FB_IMG_1449002787115.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/11-22-2016/1992076_FB_IMG_1449002771922.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/11-22-2016/1992076_FB_IMG_1449002780261.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: My 1st attempt at art. Let me know what you think.
Year Created:
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 700450
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Please let me know what you think. Any comments whether good or bad would be really appreciated. Thanks

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Are these any good or am I deluding myself.

Apodemus
11-22-2016, 10:39 AM
Well done for taking the first step, and also for sharing your work.

Yes - these are good. I'd be interested to know how you did them though. For instance, did these start off as photos, digitally altered on the computer, then transferred to canvas, or did you do the abstraction to two tones yourself?

Mike

Jmkennedy
11-22-2016, 11:11 AM
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Thanks for replying.
I started with photos on my phone, and played about with the saturation and contrast until the image was two tone. From there I did my best to paint the picture in a much larger scale. They aren't traced or anything like that, but I did cheat by using an app to edit the image to what I wanted to copy. My brain simply doesn't function on a level that allows me to see how to convert a photo into a two tone image. I started off by drawing Banksy sketches and later pictures of my family using permanent markers directly onto the wood on the inside of my man shed. I really enjoyed it so tried to do something similar using only black paint on canvass

Jmkennedy
11-22-2016, 11:12 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Nov-2016/1992076-IMG-20151201-WA0003.jpg

Jmkennedy
11-22-2016, 11:12 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Nov-2016/1992076-IMG-20151201-WA0005.jpg

Jmkennedy
11-22-2016, 11:13 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Nov-2016/1992076-IMG-20151201-WA0007.jpg

Jmkennedy
11-22-2016, 11:14 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Nov-2016/1992076-IMG-20151201-WA0022.jpg

La_
11-22-2016, 01:14 PM
good job
i'm not fond of the 'pulp fiction' wall, it looks too cut and paste for my tastes, but the rest of the works have originality/mood/artistic flair and if indeed you've not traced, you can See and that's a huge step toward being a good artist.

la

t1barkode
11-23-2016, 04:45 PM
Yea man, looks like you already have a very identifiable style of your own as well, which is a pretty awesome thing to have. I love Pulp Fiction, one of my favorite movies. You definitely have some talent, keep making art my friend!

Also, I wouldn't consider it "cheating" to alter an image digitally that you are going to use as a reference. Its hard to draw a line in art from cheating to not cheating, but for me, I look at it like this. As long as you are honest about how you created a piece of art, then you really aren't cheating. Now say, if somebody just traced something and painted by numbers, then lied and said they painted it from life for instance, than I would definitely call that cheating lol. But what you did, I wouldn't call that anything even close to "cheating". :)

Jmkennedy
11-24-2016, 09:39 AM
Thanks for all the input. That means a lot that someone would take time out of their day to comment.