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Sorin 01-08-2016 04:47 PM

Images to inspire
A few have said they enjoy getting inspiration from seeing works by others on pinterest... others. Now, can I start a thread showing such? I mean, not bothering to sell them or the sites, not even bothering to give names & all that BS? I mean... just pure inspiration. No BS. No political correct, lawyer thoughts. Images & perhaps why they hit a chord! No stealing crapola. Just arrrtttt.... Tell me & I'll drop it & go grunch in my garden. Or start this out with a BANG! :vs-kiss:

Asancta 01-08-2016 04:52 PM

I'm into pretty classy women :P

just 01-08-2016 04:55 PM

I think you meant "moderators".

TerryCurley 01-08-2016 06:48 PM

I'm cool with it. Honestly folks it is only new members that are suspected of using the forum for profits in some way or cause trouble that moderation is done on links and such. It's hard to decide whether or not to take moderation action and I've left being a moderator twice already because I no longer wanted that responsibility. Now I refer a lot to cricket and let her decide.

Sorin 01-09-2016 11:03 AM

A, I am too but if I look too close, too long... Well, I start salivating. So I generally stick to landscapes.
I prefer "moberators". Butt then I'm kinda weird.
Hokay, I'll post a few today after house work.

Sorin 01-10-2016 08:23 AM

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First one's a W/C. The loose technique I luv but its the contrast & colors that do it for me. Dunno the artist. No matter.
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Sorin 01-10-2016 08:30 AM

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This one's lighter less nature that architectural but the light in it is great. I detect black in the mix but not much... Perhaps payne's gray?
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Asancta 01-10-2016 12:19 PM

my favs
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This one is among my favs.Am not sure if its digital art or painting and I dunno the author.The whole message and the emotions that come with it are very strong.

Asancta 01-10-2016 12:26 PM

...and those images...sorry couldn't decide which one lol Yoann Lossel

TerryCurley 01-10-2016 04:23 PM

@Sorin would you want me to change the title of this thread? Let me know what you would like it titled.

Sorin 01-11-2016 07:05 AM

Ha... Raising a few brows with the mobs? Shoot, I don't care. So long a some are grinning too.

Sorin 01-11-2016 07:52 AM

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Couple more... These I mostly like for the way they handle stone.

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dickhutchings 01-11-2016 09:02 AM

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I agree, the stones are very nice to look at.

Sorin 01-11-2016 03:52 PM

Yes... Notice the feeling of texture & reality without being slaved to it? How colors react with each other. Contrasts are important. Same can be done with any media if the artist's vision creates it. And black does not kill colors.

Sorin 01-13-2016 06:32 AM

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This one's good use of thin transparencies. Notice the stark white outline of the birds... Gotta be masking!
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Sorin 01-13-2016 06:34 AM

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An oil or acrylic: Must have taken a lot of time to layer those colors.
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Susan Mulno 01-13-2016 10:28 AM

This last one is my favorite. I love the New England Autumn! :biggrin:

Sorin 01-14-2016 06:35 AM

Never been up that far... But I recall wandering the woods of Georgia and Colorado as a kid. Sliding in the leaves, laying in them & staring up thru the tree tops.

Sorin 01-14-2016 06:50 AM

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Some W/Cs are so simple yet the colors seem to radiate from them, like heat from an old style heater...
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Sorin 01-14-2016 06:52 AM

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Much the same but with lotsa darks to allow the fairly bright colors interspersed in them to jump out & play with the senses...
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Susan Mulno 01-14-2016 09:27 AM

Nice stuff! :biggrin:

Sorin 01-17-2016 02:38 PM

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This one's a metal sculpt... Nice thingie. Would be fun to do at life size.
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Asancta 01-17-2016 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by Sorin (Post 165833)
This one's good use of thin transparencies. Notice the stark white outline of the birds... Gotta be masking!
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Yea it's masking...all the way.Fineline type.

Sorin 01-22-2016 06:54 AM

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This one's on tuther side... Thass English for "the Dark Side"! I like this painter's style but the over-use of BLACK really bugs me. His colors are dead - dead. Thought it would help explain my preaching against black to unbelievers. Attachment 28065

Sorin 01-22-2016 06:57 AM

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And a positive to clear the taste buds... This one's so full of color! And look at the way tactile painting has dealt with her ruffles... You can feel them!Attachment 28073

Susan Mulno 01-23-2016 09:00 AM

I like the dark one! It looks like a ray of hope breaking through the dread. Maybe the artist's intent?

Sorin 01-23-2016 12:59 PM

Possibly, and it could that the copying enhanced the darkness. But I suspect strongly that the artist is one of many who simply prefer the combos he created. Many do. Its like cooking... Some like it hot, some cool. Some like the taste of black. Such is for each to decide. My main drive is to try inducing new artists to first delve into clean use of colors & not act like a printer, which uses black to darken & white to lighten. Artists taste... Feel. Enhance. Improve. I see that painting as it could have been and am saddened by the loss.

Susan Mulno 01-23-2016 08:29 PM

I cannot properly discuss avoiding black since my favorite medium is graphite! :biggrin:

I do know when I was trying to gain a better understanding of color use that I avoided black just to force myself to think outside the box.

Sorin 01-24-2016 07:32 AM

Ah, but graphite & black ink is a totally different thing! There you're not talking about vibrations of light but levels... Contrasts.

leighann 02-01-2016 11:08 AM

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This is a girl I follow on Instagram and I just think her pen and ink work is incredible. Obviously portions of each piece is done with a fine liner pen, but she also fills in much of those details with a liquid ink. :surprise:

leighann 02-01-2016 11:10 AM

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Here is another one :biggrin:

Her art definitely inspires me :glasses:

dickhutchings 02-01-2016 11:18 AM

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She's got to have some very steady hands. Every line is perfect! I wouldn't even attempt it.

TerryCurley 02-02-2016 06:23 AM

WOW. Totally amazing.

Sorin 02-04-2016 06:20 AM

Testing, testing, testing.

Sorin 02-05-2016 06:34 AM

While i appreciate the long hours of nearly crazy attention it takes to do that, NO WAY I'd wanna do it! Nope.

Sorin 02-06-2016 09:06 AM

Or imagine painting a sky mural on the ceiling and installing these cloud lamps!

leighann 02-06-2016 09:48 AM

Those are so cool @Sorin. I want some!!! :biggrin:

Sorin 02-06-2016 05:01 PM

Yeh... I once traveled across the US painting sky murals on Rain Forest Cafes... Fancy then, with the digital lights. But to have actual clouds!!! Wow.

TerryCurley 02-06-2016 06:59 PM

Those clouds are really wild. I can't imagine having them as a home decoration.

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