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Star Wars Painting

Postby captainduh » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:54 am

Another movie-themed painting that I did for my Brother back in 2005. If you like Star Wars Episode IV "A New Hope" then I hope I did this justice.

This was the best Star Wars movie of them all. The story was to the point and didn't give off that feeling of arrogance that I felt the new trilogy had. The biggest problem with the newest trilogy was the heavy dependence on CGI. Trying to use CGI in place of good writing is just plain lazy. Lucas must have thought the people were dumb and would be amused by flashes of color and light instead of being drawn in by a story that we actually cared about.

I will have prints of this on paper and canvas soon. Please contact me for more information.

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Re: Star Wars Painting

Postby captainduh » Sat May 02, 2009 4:39 pm

Someone gave my Star Wars painting just one star. I do not mind people not liking it, but please tell me why so I can work on improving it. If it is technical then I can improve. If you do not like the subject then that is just preference for which I will not consider. Thanks.
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Re: Star Wars Painting

Postby andy tetlow » Sun May 03, 2009 2:41 am

yes, it gets my back up too. if something is poor in somebodies eyes, if they can take time to '1 star' then they should have the decency to say why. this is an art community where we should be helping and encouraging people with constructive criticism.
generally this incident is rare and on the whole this is great community.
check this thread...it will give you a giggle....
http://www.foundmyself.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2097
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Re: Star Wars Painting

Postby jmckelvin » Sun May 03, 2009 7:06 am

I'm sorry about your phantom 1 star voter. I like Star Wars myself and the painting is well executed. I do agree that people should really give reasoning behind why they don't like your work, rather than just rating it down. At least with some constructive criticism you stand to improve.
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Re: Star Wars Painting

Postby RobKat » Sun May 03, 2009 7:08 am

After reading the posts, I've decided to give you an honest answer because I feel that we are all entitled to it.

I gave you 2 stars. According to the rating system, that means fair. Here is my explanation for it:

While the detail and the imagery are good, and there is nothing wrong with the technical aspect of shading and lighting, the piece seems to be lacking movement. The subject is an epic battle with dives and chases similar to WWII dogfights, but the ships in this piece seem to be just "floating" there. Perhaps adding action lines or blurs might help. Perhaps even laser beams from them attacking one another? All these are just suggestions, of course, but in my opinion the image needs that sense of urgency associated with a battle for the rebel alliance. In pieces like this, movement tends to make or break the overall feel.

This piece is still very interesting. Just thought it sounded like you were in search of a little creative criticism from one artist to another.
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Re: Star Wars Painting

Postby captainduh » Sat May 09, 2009 11:52 am

I appreciate your critique. I shall work on the "movements" of future works involving action. Conveying action in a painting is not an easy task. But with practice it can be done.

Thanks again! :)
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