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Old 05-01-2012, 12:37 PM
arl arl is offline
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Use to denote nudity/mature subject matter Runners

In my painting of runners, I wanted to convey speed and motion. I used a horizontal format and I did blur the edges of the runners. However, I don't quite feel as if I captured their movement. I also used even number of runners. Does the right runner feel as if he is going to run out of the canvas? Any advice is appreciated. This is a digital painting using only virtual brushes and paint. I mentioned my disability with cancer and my decision to switch to digital painting. No need to clean up. I am loving it. Thanks.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:32 PM
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Maybe some shadows to ground them would help with the speed thing I don't feel that he is running out of the picture.
I didn't hear about your disability and I wish you all the best with that but its good that you have branched out into another medium / method and as you say no cleaning up
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:40 PM
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Very cool! I like it, and I do feel movement. I also don't have a problem with the rightmost guy. I think, since am a person that sees, reads and (s)pans things from left to right, the fact that the runners are running from left to right might be aiding the feeling of movement implicitly.

Some minor things I noted or observed, feel free to ignore:
  • The two figures have almost identical pose. Perhaps some variety?
  • The legs are too thick at the base. Being runners, would they have more toned musculature?
  • Some shadows might help like Trevor points out. Also, if you detach the shadow from the human body source, it will indicate a person in slightly mid air and might contribute to a feeling of movement.
  • Lastly, sorry to hear about your challenge. Am glad you found a medium through which you can still pursue your love for art.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:06 AM
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Thank you both for your help.
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