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10-30-2003, 05:47 AM
Title: A quiet moment
Year Created: 2003
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
Inspired by Zorn's "Emma reading".
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Anything on your mind is welcome!!!
10-30-2003, 07:10 AM
A portrait which goes well beyond the surface, looking into the man's character. This painting has presence. The leading edge of that white brush stroke on the hair niggles me a little, but others may disagree.
10-30-2003, 08:29 AM
I love how he emerges from the b/g... Excellent.
10-30-2003, 09:00 AM
I enjoy everything about this...
depicting print without it readable...great!
even the lilt of the newsprint paper is right on...
his posture etc...all working
10-30-2003, 09:50 AM
Wonderful and judicious use of highlights. The dark background and melding of the suit focuses attention on the subject.:clap:
10-30-2003, 12:08 PM
I like how you have captured the essence of this man, and how you have rendered the newspaper. The merging of subject with the background and the composition has a wonderful old world quality, while it retains a contemporary slice of life atmosphere.
My only critique is with the structure of the face. There is something in the proportions that doesn't sit well with me asthetically.
10-30-2003, 01:18 PM
Nice work Matt!:) I also like how he emerges from the background and yet melds into it also.
10-30-2003, 01:36 PM
Glad you put something on the paper - I think this works really well, now.
10-30-2003, 09:17 PM
Very nice color and form.
10-31-2003, 02:17 AM
Powerfull and solid! Great composition. I like this alot. Jim
10-31-2003, 04:49 AM
the big dark might be too overpowering
figure is good - newspaper is good
overall works well.
10-31-2003, 05:40 AM
Originally posted by tracysart
Very nice color and form.
10-31-2003, 04:07 PM
I don't see anything wrong with the white line in the hair, because if I did, then I would have to object to the highlight on the nose. I think the hand in the foreground needs more thought and more detail, like the thumb in the background. The hand should be faded out alright, but it shoudn't look like a cartoon's hand (three fingered). Good work.
10-31-2003, 04:32 PM
... for taking your time to comment.
I must say I'm really happy with the way the newspaper turned out.
Jerry, - I agree on your background comment. That's why I usually use some light at some areas of my dark backgrounds. In this case, I used ochre and some red up in the right corner, however... this image didn't really capture that.
Boy it's hard to take a good photo of such a dark painting.
Thanks again everyone!!!!!!
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