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Old 02-24-2012, 10:00 AM
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Cropping open doors

Hey there! I posted this question in Acrylics and didn't get any response. Then it dawned on me that I was probably posting in the wrong place!

Anywho, I'm about to begin a painting which includes double doors opening toward the viewer to reveal the primary subject of my painting. My problem is one of composition. I'm not sure if including the doors in their entirety is too stagnant or if cropping them would be too distracting. Here are two thumbnails of my composition minus the main subject (I'm typing this on my iPad and can't use the uploader):

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/bf155cd2.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/deb59a26.jpg

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Old 02-24-2012, 12:44 PM
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Re: Cropping open doors

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... Here are two thumbnails of my composition minus the main subject (I'm typing this on my iPad and can't use the uploader):

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/bf155cd2.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/deb59a26.jpg

What are your thoughts?
I think your iPad messed up the URL's of the images you want us to evaluate!
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:29 PM
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Re: Cropping open doors

Oops! Sorry! Most likely user error. Let me try that again:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/deb59a26.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/bf155cd2.jpg
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:05 AM
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Re: Cropping open doors

I'm not particularly happy with either image. Both are centred horizontally and vertically. Here's my thoughts on an alternative crop.

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Re: Cropping open doors

Actually, you are right, dangit... I have this unfortunate tendency to center which I can usually overcome when painting organic shapes; however, my time doing technical drawings bites me in the butt whenever I get the t-square out. Sigh... As soon as I saw your realignment, I knew where I had gone wrong! Thanks!
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