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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: lemme know what you think.... on: September 14, 2004 04:39:27 PM
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! Cheesy
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: i want to do an abstract painting, can you help me? on: August 15, 2004 09:25:18 PM
I do mostly abstract work.  I don't follow any specific process because art shouldn't have rules. 

agreed! Grin
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: My wedding invite on: August 09, 2004 09:47:19 PM
that's friggin beautiful! Shocked
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: 2 paintings i did (boobies out in one of them! beware!) on: August 03, 2004 06:52:40 AM
the hubby portrait reminds me much of Bob Marley.

I thought the same thing!
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / lemme know what you think.... on: August 02, 2004 09:46:10 PM
some dark stuff I've been working on....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/pixytrix8/IM001213.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/pixytrix8/IM001212.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/pixytrix8/IM001211.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/pixytrix8/IM001208.jpg
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: 2 paintings i did (boobies out in one of them! beware!) on: August 02, 2004 08:04:19 PM
 Shocked Crap! Good god, that's amazing!
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Reactions to my painting please on: August 02, 2004 05:01:04 PM
Wow
Gee whizz
How long did that take?
Have you layered the paint, and what kind?
You are not disturbed, if only i could paint like that! I get L O W as marks in all art-related subjects- and i've just got an assignment that require drawing of several "photographs". Great.
***Georgia***


ehh it's not that big...  I used acrylic paint and it is layered. I even used my fingers Cheesy. I took me about 3 hours to paint.
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: i want to do an abstract painting, can you help me? on: July 30, 2004 09:27:52 PM

 Undecided  hmm. I'm not trying to put down this technique or anything but don't you think the work might be more emotional and engaging if she abstracted  in a way that wasn't step-by-step following a certain formula? I don't know I just feel like when you are painting abstract it should be more free. For me art is the one thing you can do by your own rules and not be bound by instructions, ya know?   To tirididi: I think you should just try convey whatever emotion you were feeling when you decided on the subject matter of the painting. Make it sexy, passionate and sensual. I think you are on the right track! Maybe try and use warmer colors to show the heat between them. I don't know what I'm talking about....

I comletely see where you're coming from, and I do tend to agree. I guess it's just a learning process for beginners; This was in Year 10 art, where most people don't know how to draw something how it is, let alone paint something abstract,

I'm not saying it's the right way, and tirididi or anyone else - you don't have to follow it, it's just something I remembered that I thought may help - Iif it does, great! If not, then just disregard.  Lips sealed



That's cool. Just offering an alternative.
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: What do you think? on: July 28, 2004 04:55:19 PM
Catladysara, your hair is the coolest thing I've ever seen.  Cool Assuming that picture is of you.....
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: i want to do an abstract painting, can you help me? on: July 28, 2004 04:52:30 PM
Firstly, I'm jealous of your shading. I can never get shading right with paint when creating relatively small works.

Getting Abstracted

In art a few years ago, we had to abstract a detailed atwork. It was basically three steps

From your original and detailed drawing, you Simplify, Stylize and Abstract.

All you really need is coloured pencils and a sketch book or paper to plan.

Alrighty:

1. Find an image you want to work, or use as a reference. (It's easier to work from some kind of reference, but you can just draw a relatively detailed drawing of your own image if you like.)

2. Looking at your reference or previous image, simplify - sketch out your drawing, decreasing the amount of detail. Don't draw fiddly little lines or spend too much time on it. Try to use strong bold lines, and create definite areas, much like 'blocks'. Regarding colour, probably stick to only 5 or 6 colours, and fill in areas as blocks - don't try to shade or blend. Once you've finished this step, Put away your orignal image!

3. Looking at you simplified image, stylise - If one of your 'blocks' or lines is curved, exaggerate it. If an area is slightly angular, make it even more so. If two colours make up one 'area' seperate them. Once you've finished this step, Put away your simplified image!

4. Looking at your stylized image, abstract - Looking at the shapes in your previous image, manipulate them; move them apart, put them on an angle, re-arrange them.

Note: When I went through these steps at school, I was more happy with the sylized image, because it was more obvious what the image was. Just do what you feel is right. Go right through the process, and if you don't like the final picture, you still have the previous drawings!

Once you're happy with your layout, sketch onto your canvas with chalk (it doesn't show through the paint like pencil does, and voila!)

On your particular image, I just thought you might want to put in  pillows or something - just as something to actually abstract, rather than having random shapes from scratch. You might wanna do a few small (e.g 4 x 4 inches) sketches in colour pencils to see what you like.

Anyhow, best of luck, and I hope I've helped. Be sure to show us the finished product!! Cheesy

If you have any questions, don't hesitate Smiley


 Undecided  hmm. I'm not trying to put down this technique or anything but don't you think the work might be more emotional and engaging if she abstracted  in a way that wasn't step-by-step following a certain formula? I don't know I just feel like when you are painting abstract it should be more free. For me art is the one thing you can do by your own rules and not be bound by instructions, ya know?   To tirididi: I think you should just try convey whatever emotion you were feeling when you decided on the subject matter of the painting. Make it sexy, passionate and sensual. I think you are on the right track! Maybe try and use warmer colors to show the heat between them. I don't know what I'm talking about....
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