welshblue

~ WelshBlue ~For EER~ 17/11/2019

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Thanks AFG and Oma ... I agree with everything you say. Alpha Displacement sort of mucked the black and white one up, maybe I should have G.B'd it @ a strength of 1 every time I pressed Ctrl F ?

The colour one ... you's know how lousy I am with bright cheery colours :lol:

A local restaraunt has commissioned me to make 3 'nautical' abstracts. I'm struggling a bit for ideas, but I'm thinking this sort of thing for one ?

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think futuristic sails and rolling surfwater.

watch your point of interest. aysmetrical genearlly goes down better on commissioned pieces.

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My advice would be to talk to the man/woman who has asked for the work, very , very rarely does an artist get free rein with a commission, the client normally has a good idea what they want , even if its made out like they don't. The type, style and decor of the restaurant will also have a big bearing on the style of work and colours to use. Best thing to do is a rough outline of a couple of ideas and see what reaction you get to them, that way it saves spending hours on a work that gets the 'well its not really what i had in mind' treatment. Well done mate :)

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My advice would be to talk to the man/woman who has asked for the work, very , very rarely does an artist get free rein with a commission, the client normally has a good idea what they want , even if its made out like they don't. The type, style and decor of the restaurant will also have a big bearing on the style of work and colours to use. Best thing to do is a rough outline of a couple of ideas and see what reaction you get to them, that way it saves spending hours on a work that gets the 'well its not really what i had in mind' treatment. Well done mate :)

I think this is very good advice. I like the background and the style of the image, but I think it's a little too heavy. I think Oma's ideas done in this style would be a great start and give you something to bounce off the owners. When I did the flamingo image, (I know, it's not the same when you get paid in chocolate) I sent her four rough ideas. I ended up using elements of the samples but completely redid the flamingo. Then I sent her three of the new bird and let her tell me what she wanted from there. She was happy with the end result because she had input into the final drawing, and I got paid in $30 worth of chocolate for Christmas presents. I know, shut up Possum.

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Welshy, that is fantastic news! I am so happy for you. AFG's advice is really good. I hope they love it & pay you buckets full. Of course we want a sneak preview too.

Way to go!

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thanks Oma, Goon', AFG, Possum, Soka', Helen, YM and Barbieq' ...

this making stuff for other people is more stressful than I thought. Thanks for all the advice.

They're for a restaraunt who specialise in seafood, and they want black and white prints which will be framed in drift-wood frames :?

I've never really worked in entirely B & W before, which is a challenge in itself ... colours cover up so many mistakes :lol:

I'm still playing around with ideas, but I'm thinking along these lines for one ?

... the lull before ...

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... that's the mini version, with a lot more detail on the surf and background in the real thing

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but remember the beauty of PDN is you can work in colour then change it to B/W :wink:

the craziest thing is ... I didn't fffink of that :roll:

And I doubt I would have :roll::roll:

thanks mate :wink:

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Yes , eerie is the perfect word. Sometimes black and white looks better than colour.

Oh and who would have thought we would be snapping at your heels at this point in the season? :D

Shame about Ramsey though. He`ll be sorely missed by Wales as well as the Gunners. :(

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@ Possum' ... thanks mate, I'm working on a new texture for the rocks, and will work on the lighting :wink:

@ Helen, Barbie' and Soka' ... thanks. Eerie is what I was going for, hopefully you'll like the new addition later in the week as much :)

@ Goon' ... thanks mate.

Yeh the Ramsay incident wasn't pretty, I was gutted when I saw it. :cry:

I just hope he makes a full recovery - nationality aside, just for pure footballing reasons

Check the sporting discussion ... I tipped Arsenal :wink: (And if I were honest, I fancy your lot more to win the league ...)

This next piece was inspired by

song when I was putting some vinyl singles onto cd:

18 Carat Love Affair

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sweetly done! It is good to see you using such a brilliant pallette of colors. sheer brilliance.

ciao OMA

edit I see butterfly has been on my computor again. Butterfly you are grounded. OMA

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sweetly done! It is good to see you using such a brilliant pallette of colors. sheer brilliance.

ciao OMA

edit I see butterfly has been on my computor again. Butterfly you are grounded.

welshy those comments above re how lovely this image is are mine not Butterfly's she's grounded from computor and has been sneaking on mine when she knows she shouldn't be. Silly chit doesn't even have enough sense to log herself out so she got caught. again... .

I was just re reading and thought you might think I grounded her because she was looking at your art.

ciao OMA

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