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Postby MarshallSnook » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:32 pm

This is a new drawing based on some photos I took of my wife back in the 90s and our first family car back in the 60s

I am messing around with visual miscues both in drawing and also color.
I am showing the drawing upside down or right side up in the first photo----
or was it the second ???
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Postby MarshallSnook » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:33 pm

This is a work in progress.
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Postby Singular » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:01 am

Looks good so far. Keep it coming.
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Postby Pooch » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:28 pm

Technically, it's very good. Colored pencils? I've seen some amazing work done in that medium. Some artists can finish a piece that looks almost photographic.
For me, though, the upside down idea is disconcerting. Maybe close ups of her face and parts of the car, instead. But I find that it bothers my eyes to try and focus on the upside down images and I think when you cause a viewer to work too hard to view your paintings you run the risk of making them turn away.
Just my opinion, naturally. The next poster may say it's an amazing idea and don't change a thing. As I said, though, the drawing is very good.
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Postby CarlOwen » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:36 pm

Well maybe the next one. I concur with everything you have said Joseph. Problem with some of us artists is that some of us are to thin skinned to deal with a truthful critique. Some of us even fold up to never post again nor even to display our work. Pity that some of us artists possess extraordinary skills in technique and vision that becomes denied to the world because of our own personal timidity. I do hope this artist is not a member of the group I just spoke about and follows through with the challenge made here.
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Postby Pooch » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:20 pm

Well, I certainly hope that he accepts the criticism in the manner in which it was intended. Not to be an ***, but to be helpful. I'm glad you thought the same thing. I actually feel as though I'm going to get a headache if I stare at that upside down image too long.
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Postby MarshallSnook » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:29 pm

This is strange. I took the drawing from my studio to the kitchen to look show my wife.
She almost instantly got a headache and within a few minutes also had an upset stomach .
I am not making this up.
What I am trying to do in this drawing is to see how much I can distort perspective using line ,color, and textures. I wanted to see if I could make the viewer unable to focus on either figure for any length of time by having the two figures backgrounds blend.
While drawing this it would seem to distort my vision.
I am thinking that because of the drawing optical tricks. one may find difficulty focusing on the figures.
intellectually you can identify the two figures even though one is inverted.But, the part of your brain that perceives vision can not handle the mixed signals from the inverted drawing that it cause one to feel queasy.
I am going to perhaps tone down the contrasts and see if I can keep the drawing from making my wife sick again. I should have it finished tomorrow.
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Postby CarlOwen » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:35 pm

Well, it did kind of make my left eye ache a bit. It is interesting to explore visual acceptable limits, not the social ones, but the physical ones. There are some boundaries that cannot be crossed, such as reversing time. While it is possible mathematically and theoretically, it is not possible in reality. I appreciate your experimenting and pushing boundaries. Look forward to seeing your conceptual adjustments.
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Postby MarshallSnook » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:27 am

Darn! I was hoping to make only right eyes twitch.

OH well! "back to the drawing board.
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Postby CarlOwen » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:10 am

LOL. Another artist with a sense of humor. Bravo!
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Postby MarshallSnook » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:12 am

I finished the drawing last night. Did the wife test this morning, she did not get sick this time.
The main reason I did the design this way was to see what the next step in this process may be.???


This would make a lovely wall paper :twisted: :roll:
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Postby CarlOwen » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:22 am

OK, now both of my eyes hurt. Never did care much for that Andy Warhol thing. Even if it is varied. I think you have succeeded in creating a visually dissonance work of art. Do you have anything else to post?
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Postby Pooch » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:07 pm

All I can say is, if it makes you happy that's all that matters.
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Postby MarshallSnook » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:19 pm

https://youtu.be/juNhhSrZACo

I am trying to upload an experimental "next step to this pattern concept"

I am not sure I did the YouTube correctly
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Postby MarshallSnook » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:04 am

https://youtu.be/pBxGk2EiQ-Y

I think I got the video right this time??

I just added some generic music in the background. My Son is composing some music for this project.
As soon as he has some I will update and post.

If you can play you tube to a large screen tv . I think you will really enjoy it, or really hate it.
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Postby CarlOwen » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:30 am

Thanks for sharing. Interesting. If you wish to spend the time, go to youtube.com/watch?=z4TB1a2iUEo or simply type carlowenpaintings in the YouTube search bar.
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Postby MarshallSnook » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:38 pm

I will check out the video.

Here is the final version of this project.
I added a soundtrack my son , Matt Snook , composed and produced in 2012.
https://youtu.be/HnAYYRRFWSs
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