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05 May 2007, 04:55 AM
I have recently been expirementing with digitally altering paintings that I have been doing. I am considering starting up a small side hobby/business that would involve selling the works I have created as a poster vendor, the images below are several I have considered for poster compositions. But first I would like to hear what you all have to say. Any advice you have as to what I could do to improve my work and your experiences with digitally modifying traditional art!

Again, any advice and/or imput is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

05 May 2007, 09:41 PM
Great colors here, but I'm not so sure about them compositionally and in terms of quality. Right now they don't look like the digital editing enhanced them, the noise is too visible and they just look like the results of a few minutes in Photoshop playing with Contrast/Levels and the Color Sliders, but I'm sure it took more than that xP
The texture of the moisture-warped paper is too obvious in all but the third one I think. It could be used as a compositional element, but with some editing. Perhaps you can brush over them or something, to make them more interesting and less obvious as just warped paper.

I'm honestly really not into things like this as art, but I think these could make great posters (especially for those who are into splashes and abstract art and such, there are many people who'd love these). They just need more work I think. You could even try mixing these obviously traditional techniques with more obvious digital techniques for a more interesting look. Perhaps smudging certain areas for some extra patterns or something, or incorporating fractals or other generative techniques. Right now they look bland, because despite the vivid (and pretty) colors, they're still not much more than adjusted photos.

05 May 2007, 12:11 AM
Thank you for your insight and advice. I see what you mean and agree, thanks for you help!

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