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01-07-2002, 03:18 PM
Title: red flower
Year Created: 2002
Dimension: 300*300 pixels
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
Combinations by psp6
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
What do you think about this?
01-07-2002, 05:24 PM
What you have done well:
You obviously have a flair for creating patterns. I also think that you have managed good use of colors to create some counterpoint (for example, the yellow bars in the corners are part of a larger pattern in an inner ring, the pink little dots in an outer ring appear again in an inner ring, etc. Red is used in the inner circle and red appears again at the ends of the pinkish bars).
Although I don't think that this design has a focus area, the blue ring around the "bulls eye" serves like one temporarily (and it gives some stability to the design as a resting place for the eye for a brief moment).
The overall impression is postivie it is presented in a clear an concise way.
What I think you can improve:
Actually, I have no suggestion for improvement on this particular piece. I have looked at several of your designs, and I think they are all very well done. However, they do not portray a mood or a feeling, and the do not have some sort of focal point or impact area. For me, they are simply good looking pattern designs that would do well on ceramic tiles, fabric, cover of a book, gift wrap paper etc. I.e more of a craft than art.
Unless they are unusual in some other way (say very large; covering an entire wall of a building, built out of strips of neon as a sculpture, painted in oil to show mastership in drawing thin lines etc.) I think that your nice work is quickly is overlooked becuase we have seen this so many times before. I had a screen saver for a while that generated patterns like this in endless variations, so I get an empty feeling that I am looking at yet another mandelbrot fractal.
By looking at them, I do think you have the basic skills in using color and composition to create some more original art than applying filters and kaleidoscopic effects in a software package. Start with some of the lessons or projects here at WC and do use the digital medium if you like - it is defenitively quicker, less messy, and with that lovely undo function!
01-12-2002, 09:20 PM
That is really a beautiful shade of red, and I like the way it vibrates with the surroundings.
While abstract is not my specialty, I do have a couple ideas which may or may not work. Just for fun, what if you moved the center a little toward one of the corners? What if in doing so you sort of gave a pull to the rays and made them move in relation to what you were doing? I don't have high-end software, so I can't really demonstrate. You may even want to slightly disturb the balance of the red center also, within itself I mean. Of course, all that chaos should be done in an orderly way. That may seem off the wall...just an idea. It might be interesting to see the dark space between rays become more of a blue tone or something like that.
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